Posted on Feb 23, 2015 | 0 comments

Need to treat your greens?

Powdery mildew and other leaf mildews are the bain of the home gardener! This disastrous and aggravating problem usually appears with humidity and rain. Sometimes you will notice a little white powdery spots on the top and undersides of the melon and squash plants. These little white spots tend to grow and cover the leaves and then spread throughout the plant. It may also turn or you’ll see yellow spotting as well.

So how to stop it?? PREVENTION! Know your area and simply spray those plants with a natural aide. The easiest, most economical and natural spray is simply mixing 1 tablespoons of baking soda to 1 gallon water and spraying the entire plant twice a week. If you are past the prevention days then spray the affected plant for at least the first 3-5 days and then go back to the prevention plan. The cure comes from the change in the PH of the backing soda, but it does help to discard the infected leaves.


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