Controling the white must that takes over the leaves of cucumber and squash?

Thinking ahead! Looking for suggestions on how to protect the leaves of squashes and cucumber from the white “must” that covers the them during the summer. I have tried a few tips but with no change in the results. Thanks you.

I stake my zucchini and squash, to get them off the ground and the cukes are grown vertical on strings. All leaves below the fruit are removed as they are no longer required. Works like a dream.


We, too, grow our cucumbers vertically on a trellis. They seem to do well and take up much less space in the garden.