How to prevent center rot?
As the summer sets in, I've noticed a fair number of plants -- sometimes large, healthy ones -- have succumbed to the center rot. I'm sure you know what I'm talking about -- fungus eats away at the center of the plant. The leaves, although largely unmolested, just pull away from the top.
I know how to treat it when it's caught in time -- pull the infected leaves, drain the water, and cut away the infected material. But how do I prevent it?
Realistically I can't dump the plants out every couple weeks. Wish I could.
I'm willing to treat the plants regularly with a fungicide, but which one? Nobody every says. How much and how often? Do the fungicides have any adverse effects?
This post was edited by gosalsk on Sat, Jul 26, 14 at 21:46