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Comment by Lyn - Sydney on April 8, 2014 at 9:12pm
Keryn - Will spray with soapy water solution (sunlight) also noticed my Pink breast cancer pumpkin leaves have powdery mildew, but pumpkins themselves look excellent. My seeds are going great guns and have huge tray (long strip of guttering) of microgreens planted up amd raised off the ground to deter the blackbird from scratching them up!
Comment by Keryn, USDA Zone 10 Australia on April 8, 2014 at 6:10pm

Its sudden humidity here, just when things are really starting to get going, my tomatoes could last at least another month if I can control the mildew. With two days of solid rain so far and more to come all this week, not much hope of controlling it. I did notice a small self seeded tomato plant growing , but what sort of tomato it is I don,t know most likely it is the tiny raisin one. I will let it keep growing anyway. Lyn,  yes citrus are very susceptible to powdery mildew, I would spray that  if its not in fruit or flowering. You don,t want to scare the bees away.

Comment by Lyn - Sydney on April 8, 2014 at 12:12am
Keryn, my latest orange tree has been struck with that powdery mildew, not surprising with the ongoing humidity we've been having for months.
Comment by Maryann Jordan on April 7, 2014 at 11:38pm

Keryn sorry to hear that, the baking soda/ bicarbonate soda (what is it called where you live?) can work if you catch it soon enough, anyhow powdery mildew shouldn't affect the fruits of your squash at least, my squash get it every year when the weather turns here, I have heard you can use a preventative fungicide,  but I don't believe in using chemicals, anyhow I just cut back the leaves as they start to look awful, and to keep it from spreading, but the squash itself has always been okay.

Comment by Vicky Myers on April 7, 2014 at 9:23pm

Powdery mildew, baking soda water or worm compost tea that had air & maybe molasses put thru it for 24 hours. I never did get anything done to rid my powdery mildew here. But a lady I used to work for said her brother cured it in his wine grapes with the worm compost tea.

Comment by Keryn, USDA Zone 10 Australia on April 7, 2014 at 8:24pm

God, I would hate to be totally be reliant on my vegetable garden to live. How did they do it in the old days, I don,t know. Its been a hell of a year.

Comment by Keryn, USDA Zone 10 Australia on April 7, 2014 at 8:21pm

I have wanted rain and cooler weather for soooo long and now we have it. I went and checked the veggie garden and the tomatoes and zucchini have powdery mildew, not happy. I put stuff on the ground to keep the pests at bay. But spraying the fruit and vegetables direct goes against the grain for me. Any ideas, I,ve cut away the infected leaves, what I can without hurting the plant, they still have heaps of produce on them.

Comment by Keryn, USDA Zone 10 Australia on April 7, 2014 at 8:09pm

Vicky, If you already have tanks at the farm, do they have a tap. You could run a drip system straight from the tank. You might have to up grade the tap fittings to clip on. 

Comment by William Brooks Zone 7/OK on April 7, 2014 at 11:51am

Well finally we got 1/2 inch of rain over night so going to garden beds to check things out. New plants coming up after replanting seeds in the greenhouse.

Comment by Maryann Jordan on April 6, 2014 at 10:32am

Vicky I am sorry, moving is always difficult.

 

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