Removing Pumpkin Mildew?

August 2, 2007

There is white powdery stuff on my pumpkins. I'm assuming it's powdery mildew. The leaves are already turning brown, and I'm worried that I will loose my pumpkins before Halloween. Does powdery mildew affect the pumpkins themselves, and if so how can I save them from going bad? Please help! Thanks.


Hardiness Zone: 7a



By Neill (Guest Post)
August 6, 20070 found this helpful
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Hi guys, I've just read that a spray with 10 % milk to water does the trick. I'm going to try it myself


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October 12, 20220 found this helpful
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Milk mixed 1:1 with water is supposed to do the trick. Just spray it on and it should take care of the mildew.

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August 3, 20070 found this helpful

hi thriftymomof2,
have you had a lot of rain where you live? that could be the problem. i live in tn. and we have recently had a lot of rain. bad for pumpkins this time of year and mine are rottening on the vine.


i think i may have a few that are going to be o.k. i hope you have luck with yours. p.s. i dont know if there is a way to remove the mildew except to wipe it off.

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