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Hi just wondering what has happened to my courgette leaves please

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  • rachelQrtJHBjbrachelQrtJHBjb South BucksPosts: 805
    It looks like powdery mildew, which is often caused by a lack of water and then over-irrigation. If you think of the past few weeks, we had a dry spell followed by downpours. Well, we did in the south east. 
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,336
    Some varieties naturally have silver-white patches like that.  If it doesn't come off when rubbed with a damp paper towel, that's what it will be. :)
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  • LG_LG_ gardens in SE LondonPosts: 3,801
    Every variety I've ever grown has those patches. They have also tended to succumb to mildew later on in the summer, but at the moment I wouldn't worry.
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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,491
    Some varieties naturally have silver-white patches like that.  If it doesn't come off when rubbed with a damp paper towel, that's what it will be. :)

    I agree with @BobTheGardener … some varieties have those patches. They’re not mildew and you needn’t do anything about them. 

    On the other hand, that’s not to say they won’t get mildew later on 😉 
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  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 20,164
    Mine look exactly the same. They’re fine.😊
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