Saturday, April 18, 2009
Mo Plants, Mo Problems
Some of our zucchini plants have what appears to be powdery mildew. Boo. I found a solution recommended in a book entitled Growing Fruits and Vegetables Organically that is 1 quart water, 1 teaspoon baking soda, and few drops of gentle dishwashing liquid. Its more of a preventative spray but can also be used for lighter cases of fungus. You have to reapply after a rain or heavy watering. If it doesn't work- we might just pull out the few plants it has affected.
EDITED: My mother-in-law who is the brains behind the brains of this operation says she doesn't think this is powdery mildew because it would have killed the leaf or be killing the leaf. It doesn't really seem to be bothering the plant. It most likely is a fungus because it rubs off and is not embedded into the leaf. Maybe the leaves aren't dying because of the spray? Anyone have any idea what it is? Let us know.