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Powdery mildew

Posted by txchristie z8TX (My Page) on
Sun, May 15, 11 at 17:15

I cross-posted this in the veggie forum, but maybe someone here can help as well. I have 2 SFG rows of English peas that are just loaded with powdery mildew. Since it's about to get too hot, I'm going to pull them anyway. I was going to put cantalope there instead--do I need to do something to the plants or the soil to prevent future PM? I see my okra also has little red spots--do they need to be treated, replaced, or can I just ignore it? My peas put out plenty and haven't lost a lot of leaves, just looks bad.


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RE: Powdery mildew

I spray with a 1-3 milk solution and that helps with the control. I also hear that agricultural cornmeal in the soil is a good PM control. I have not tried that but I should around my squash.

RE: Powdery mildew

Just use plain old baking soda and water. 1 tablespoon BS to 1 gallon water. Spray it on.

RE: Powdery mildew

I'm lazy and just pull mine out. If the little red spots on the okra are moving you probably have spider mites.

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