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Mildew on the Squash Plant

Mildew on SquashOh dear! I feel that I have neglected you and my garden this week! I have been so busy with my mind on work, that my eye did not catch the mildew growing on my squash plant! I saw these beautiful butternut squashes growing and I was so excited! Now, they have all been destroyed by some bug, I think! It looks as if something has ‘stung’ the squash and I think that there must be a worm inside! Or it could be related to the mildew and is a kind of rot. It is really hard to grow perfect vegetables! It is all still new to me, so I need to know what to look out for! Just when you think you have it all under control – bam! It changes! So – I need to keep a vigilant eye on things!


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By Barbara

Country living is the best! Being a true spirit of the earth, my garden is all about vegetables and fruit trees and herbs and chickens roaming free. I was keen to really start gardening when we moved to Philadelphia in 2005, but not your typical suburban-type garden – sterile and bug-free! I wanted an edible garden.

2 replies on “Mildew on the Squash Plant”

Hi Barbs, how is the squah plant doing now? Any improvement or is it worse? I did some reading and this is what I found:
Most butternut squash “diseases” are caused by three main insects:
* Vine Borers
* Squash Bugs
* Cucumber Beetles
And then I found that “Black rot of butternut squash” is what that looks like on yours.

Oh dear … that does all look weird and I have absolutely no idea what advice to give you.

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