Monday, August 16, 2010

Trouble in the Zucchini Patch

Our zucchini patch has a bad case of powdery mildew.  It's not hard to identify - white powdery spots all over the leaves.  After harvesting more than enough zucchinis, we're not really worried about losing a few zucchinis, we're worried about the fungus spreading to our pumpkins, butternut squash and cucumbers.

We decided the best strategy was to cut out as many of the diseased leaves as possible.  

Zucchini plant with a bad haircut!
We'll be keeping an eye out to try to prevent the mildew from spreading.  We've discovered that spraying with either a milk solution or a baking soda solution are also effective, organic options.  For more on these options check out the following:

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