Zucchini Plants

Zucchini Problem

Anonymous added on June 26, 2015 | Answered

I'm not sure what the problem is with my Zucchini plant. As you can see from the photo, the bottom leaves are starting to get a yellow spot on them as well as a white fungus type coat on others. Should I cut off the infected leaves? Or should I pull out all the plants and start again? Could you tell me what the disease is and if it's curable WITHOUT chemicals?

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Answered on June 27, 2015

Sorry, the picture was not there but from what you describe this could be from a fungus (powdery mildew) or some type of pest. I recommend treating the plant with neem oil, as it is safe for people and will take care of both the fungus and any pests. Here is more info: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/problems/pests/neem-oil-uses.htm

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