Powdery mildew on zukes--a brave experiment!
I researched, asked expert gardeners such as my Amish neighbor, and no one seemed to answer my quests about powdery mildew on zukes. I know it's kind of bad when it occurs. Mine seemed to be healthy all along until this past wkend when we got our humidity back and rain storms came in! Anyway, the leaves looked so bad and some were wilting and shriveling, that I decided to cut off the most badly infected ones. I did see that there were some healthy leaves under the top ones that were infected. Also it was getting on the pumpkin. I gave it a "bad haircut" as I like to say and I'm gonna see if the zuke plants will indeed come back or just get worse, then I'll just pull them and put in a fall veggie. Wish me luck and I'll try to get pics for you. I threw all the bad leaves outin our dumpster, also my gardening gloves that I had used! LOL!! I'll let you know!