- a shared potato bed (with many varieties)
- shelling peas
- bush beans of various colours
- cherry tomatoes
- corn (coloured), pole beans and crookneck squash (in the three sisters bed)
- large pumpkins under the fruit trees
- onion sets
We are recommending that our gardeners avoid planting squash this season because of the powdery mildew we saw last year.
The shared area squash will include mildew resistant varieties only, and we will have a treatment and instruction s on 'how to use it' in the shed to help control powdery mildew if it shows up. We are planning to plant the squash in areas that maintain sufficient air flow reducing the chances of outbreak and hope that a year without closely packed squash leaves will interrupt the powdery mildew cycle.
If you absolutely MUST grow squash, please consider growing one of the mildew resistant varieties listed below, limit the number of plants, use a trellis to keep it off the ground, and keep an eye out for white powder on your leaves. If one of the garden committee members sees powdery mildew, we will be proactively removing the leaves to keep the issue under control.
Crook neck squash - Delta Squash
Zucchini - Anton Summer Squash
Acorn Squash - Celebration Winter Squash, Tay Belle Winter Squash
Pumpkin - Magic Lantern Pumpkin, Cougar Pumpkin
Anything where the package/seed details EXPLICITLY state Powdery Mildew resistant
Thanks for your help in controlling the Powdery Mildew outbreak!