Nothing more frustrating than fruits of labor lost to disease and pests. Though the spring has been pleasant, warm days and cool nights contribute to the growth and spread of many diseases that can attack the vegetables in our gardens.
If you have vegetables such as cucumbers, squash, zucchini, and melons, then you might notice fuzzy white material growing on the leaves and growing to spread. Two types of mildews affect vegetables: downy mildew and powdery mildew. Powdery mildew grows during hot and dry weather. Downy mildews thrive in cool, wet periods.