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Courgette growers - please help!

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forevercleaning Mon 07-Jul-08 20:01:19

I have had a fair few courgettes from my plant but went outside today to find a white 'bloom' over the leaves.

What is that all about???!

I have another very healthy looking one and not sure if I should ditch the first one if it is becoming diseased?

FuriousGeorge Mon 07-Jul-08 21:08:50

Sounds like powdery mildew.It is caused by the damp weather.Mine have a touch of it but are still producing like the clappers.I wouldn't get rid of the mildewey one if it is still productive-if the healthy plant is going to get it,it will get it anyway,if not fronm the other plant,then from the wet conditions.

forevercleaning Mon 07-Jul-08 21:12:11

oh thats really helpful, it has been crap weather these last couple of days, so that must be the problem.

Yes, it is still producing, so i shall just let it continue.Thanks.

kittenloren Wed 09-Jul-08 20:47:12

Mine have had this too - I just waited for the leaves to sort of tatter a bit and then pinched them off, been rewarded with new massive green leaves today and the first two flowers of the year! grin

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