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Q: Is there anything I can do to stop the mildew on my squash leaves?
I’m quite sure your fungus is powdery mildew, which I’ve been struggling with myself. Squash is particularly susceptible to it and unfortunately it is difficult to control. I’ve taken to not growing plants that are really vulnerable to powdery mildew, such as bee balm and lupines, but I do continue to grow summer and winter squash because it’s a valuable food crop and still produces despite this fungus. My advice is to do what you can to control powdery mildew but don’t let it ruin the experience of your garden. It will come and go without doing much harm.
Here’s some advice about preventing powdery mildew on squash from Michelle Buchanan:
Superflow, a natural surfactant, is very effective in preventing powdery mildew. Though it is not sold for this purpose, Cannor Nursery in Victoria has been using it on their roses for the past two years and it has proven to be very effective. It is sold by
Other things you can do: