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Powdery Mildew squash leaf

About Kristen Raney

Kristen is a former farm kid turned urban gardener who owns the popular gardening website, Shifting Roots.  She is obsessed with growing flowers and pushing the limits of what can be grown in her zone 3b garden.  She also loves to grow tomatoes, but oddly enough, dislikes eating them raw.


  1. Nishal Ghoora says

    Hi Kristen, trust you keeping fine, very helpful ive read through your article, I am Nishal from Mauritius, actually i have some greenhouses,and one of them i planted Patty Pan squash,as i am first time to it, some kind of problems im seeing and yet trying to figure out, Would be glad if though can be having your advice on.
    • Kristen Raney says

      Patty Pan squash can get powdery mildew as well. If the plant doesn't have too much disease on it, remove all the diseased leaves and apply a mixture of milk (or powdered milk) and water to the rest of the plant.

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