I thought it was time for another garden update! Everything’s going smashingly well, so far, except for one thing, which you’ll see further down…
I’m wondering if my scarlet runner beans are actually sunset runners, because the flowers are more orange than red?
Look at those freaking lettuces. I can’t keep up with them! A couple of weeks ago, I picked heaps (two bulging grocery bags full) and gave it to the turtle lady for her rescued turtles to eat. Ben’s Dad came by yesterday and I sent him home with a bag, too. And I had salad for dinner!
Russell says hi from his spot on the porch!
Mr. Courgette has some rusting happening on his leaves…and powedery mildew that is common on courgettes. The more I look at the leaves the more I wonder what the hell it is on them. I have heard of yellow mosaic disease, but I can’t find any pictures of that which look like the leaves on mine, and I don’t think it’s rust fungus, either, since there are usually little pustules of rust on the underside of leaves when that’s present.
We had a really hot day yesterday, but I first noticed this two days ago or so…and I pulled off about five leaves today. Here are some more pictures (click for bigger views):
The fruits aren’t disfigured in the way that yellow mosaic disease presents..and the new leaves aren’t deformed from what I can see, so not sure what’s going on! I know I need to treat the powdery mildew — every time I go to spray with a milk solution, it rains. We’ve had so much rain this season.
The kind folks over at Vege Gardening New Zealand Style facebook group are also trying to help me diagnose this, but if any of you awesome readers have seen this before, please let me know what I’m doing wrong! It could be that I’ve gotten water on the leaves while watering, and then it’s gotten pretty hot (scorching?) — I’m going to try bottom watering from now on, because I’ve read that courgette plants prefer that.
Any idea what’s going on?