Late Summer Woes in the Kitchen Garden #3: White Powdery Stuff on my Squash / Pumpkin / Melon /Cucumber Leaves

Remember when you planted those zucchini in the late spring? You amended the soil and gently tucked the young-babe-of-a-plant into it’s rich new home. You watered it carefully and cleared the weeds, fretful that it wouldn’t make it. And then it started producing fruit…

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Late Summer Woes in The Kitchen Garden #1: Great Tomato Plants but No Tomato Fruit

The youthful blush of summer garden plants disappeared long ago. Tomatoes now look ragged, the basil won’t stop producing flowers, and some white, powdery stuff keeps ending up on your squash leaves. Fret not, some of these problems are easy to handle. The others will educate you in the art of acceptance (or toxic systemic pesticide use; your choice: zen or poison). You have gigantic plants that aren’t producing fruit – this has to be the most frustrating of summer garden issues. The big, beautiful plants attest to your garden mojo but the lack of fruit suggests otherwise… Continue reading “Late Summer Woes in The Kitchen Garden #1: Great Tomato Plants but No Tomato Fruit”