Discussion in 'Common Vegetables' started by get smoked, May 28, 2011.

  1. get smoked

    get smoked Fire Starter

    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?



  2. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    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!!

  3. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

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

  4. get smoked

    get smoked Fire Starter

    Thanks a lot.  That's what I'll do.  
  5. get smoked

    get smoked Fire Starter

    tell you darling bride I said thank you too!  
  6. mco

    mco Smoke Blower

    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.
  7. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Try some Neem Oil Spray it's safe and should do the job
  8. get smoked

    get smoked Fire Starter

    Thanks everyone!
  9. samaridad

    samaridad Fire Starter

    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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