Kim Smiley
Newly Registered
Posts: 5
Joined: Fri Mar 16, 2012 8:55 pm
Location: Upland Ca

Great snap pea harvest then tons of Mildew?

Wow at first sight of mildew on the leaves I sprayed but the mildew completely took over forcing me to remove the entire harvest. Is this normal I only wated the soil not the leaves and had the crop climbing up. Maybe weird weather in CA?

Green Thumb
Posts: 590
Joined: Thu Jul 14, 2011 9:19 pm
Location: Pacific NW

If I recall the weather down there it was unusually rainy and damp for a prolonged period of time at least by Ca. standards. It takes dampness to cause the mildew. We get it every fall on summer squash etc in the NW, so it is probably because of the weather this year. Sorry about your crop.

Newly Registered
Posts: 3
Joined: Tue May 01, 2012 8:25 pm
Location: N Texas

Next time try Super Sugar Snap. It's MUCH more resistant to mildew. I've grown it side-by-side with regular Sugar Snap and the production and flavor are similar. Powdery mildew is usually what ends my season when it gets hot and humid.

User avatar
Posts: 27897
Joined: Thu May 01, 2008 11:21 pm
Location: Zone 6, NJ (3/M)4/E ~ 10/M

Planting disease resistant variety is a great suggestion.

Also, in case this is relevant, be sure to harvest or tend your plants after the morning dew, rain, etc. has dried. Handling wet plants can transfer disease from plant to plant.

Return to “Vegetable Gardening Forum”