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post #1 of 9
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Anyone know the best way to deal with this?  It looks like some kind of mold or fungus.  It's only on my cucumbers and squash, but that's all at one end of my veggy table.  Maybe it just hasn't spread further yet.  Suggestions?







post #2 of 9

Powdery mold..


Get some food safe fungicide..Bayer makes some.


She also sez don't over fertilize and remove the moldy stuff.


From my darling bride  who has a horticulture degree.



Have a great day!!



post #3 of 9

It's called Natria by Bayer... do not use a systemic...








post #4 of 9
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Thanks a lot.  That's what I'll do.  

post #5 of 9
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tell you darling bride I said thank you too!  

post #6 of 9

Organic Sprays
Sulfur is highly effective against powdery mildew if used in a protectant program with a minimum of 7 to 14 days between applications. Garlic naturally contains high levels of sulfur and a few cloves crushed in water can be used to make a homemade spray. Apply a sulfur-based fungicide at first evidence of mildew and repeat applications as necessary. Proper timing of fungicide applications is critical to successful control so make sure to begin at the first sign of the disease.

Another option is to spray once a week with a solution of baking soda. Baking soda increases the surface pH of the leaf making it unsuitable for the growth of powdery mildew spores. Be sure to spray the undersides of leaves as well as the upper surfaces when using any of these sprays.

Here's a recipe to make your own spray:
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 quart water
A few drops of liquid soap
Before treating your plants, test the spray on a few leaves to make sure they are not too sensitive.

post #7 of 9

Try some Neem Oil Spray it's safe and should do the job

post #8 of 9
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Thanks everyone!

post #9 of 9

You need to learn how to make compost tea. its easy  I can talk you threw the process. This "fills" the plant with good Bactria leaving no place for the bad to get in the door. So to speak. (just making it sound easy to understand)  This what it looks like. The garden is too big now, I make it in 55 gal barrels now.


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