Yes, it's true.
These guys hate it.
I can't remember the name of the disease at present, but it looks like a white mildew!
That's right, it's called Powdery Mildew!
Marrows family - squash, melons and pumpkins
So, how do we keep powdery mildew at Bay?
Keep the leaves dry when watering, that's how.
Just water from the base and keep as much moisture of the old and new leaves.
How to Get Rid Of Powdery Mildew?
Milk is the answer, yes just spray some on the leaves in the evening after the sun has set. Do this over a few days and remove really infected leaves.
Don't place infected leaves in the compost or worm farm.
Straight to the bin is best!
Benefits of growing the Marrow family!
Well, Lady Beetles love them,,,and you can never have too many of these friends in the garden.
Lady Beetles like to eat something that is on the leaves, and also it's a great place to hide and get away from wind, rain and strong sun!
Growing Marrow in pots!
Go for squash and miniature varieties and try to provide the morning sun, as strong summer sun can inhibit growth on some plants!
Have You had Any Experience Growing Marrows?
If you have please leave your story in the comment box. This can be anything from advice to a question about a problem.
And yes, I will get back to you very quickly!
Happy Gardening Marty