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Powdery mildew

Posted by kandco (My Page) on
Tue, Jun 6, 06 at 21:53

I just discovered a powdery mildew/fungus on the leaves of my one Begonia. A few of the petals on the flowers are also turning brown. Is there a way to treat/get rid of the fungus?

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RE: Powdery mildew

Nowadays there are lots of fungicides, both organic and otherwise. Someone who used to post a lot on here always recommended keeping a can of aerosol Lysol on hand for that, and I haven't had any since I followed her advise. Some people recommend baking soda, but I don't remember the formula--maybe a tbsp to a gallon of water, plus a spreader/sticker. There's also things like Neem oil, which is excellent stuff, and any number of standard commercial fungicides.

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