Your garden is doing well and you’re even starting to harvest some vegetables, when all of a sudden you see some weird little white spots on your pumpkins, squash, cucumbers, or zucchini. You shrug it off, thinking it’s probably no big deal.
A few days later it’s spread to more and more leaves, and those few innocent white dots have overtaken more an more leaves in a white, powdery mess of horror. You my friend, have an outbreak of powdery mildew.
While you can’t reverse it, I’ll show you the two step process to keep it from spreading further.
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.