Asked July 25, 2018, 4:43 AM EDT

Zucchini grows about an inch or two and then stops also powdery mildew on the leaves which I have treated with baking soda and dish detergent.thank you for any suggestions you can give me.

Onondaga County New York vegetable gardening

1 Response

Thank you for your question. Although your plant’s lack of large zucchini could be due to a lack of sun, water and/or fertilizer, the powdery mildew is probably keeping the plant from producing food to grow the fruit. Research has found few home remedies to control it. Here is an article with info about the fungus, and suggestions to control it: https://content.ces.ncsu.edu/cucurbit-powdery-mildew I hope this is helpful. Good luck!