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Barbara, very good ideas. I like the vinegar, baking soda and salt idea. That makes life much easier.
Thanks for the recipe for soda fungicide. Yes, powdery mildew is one of the problems. Another is that is persistent is shotgun or artillery fungus. I have it because I have wood chunks for my pathways, so I create my own problem. I don't want a stone or other materials.
Yes, we have an excellent extension agent here attached to the horticulture research at Washington State University. They provide excellent support.
Joan, I found this online. I've never tried it. I'm learning I only need three things in life to live: a bottle of vinegar, a box of baking soda, and a box of salt. Create anything with it. :)
Baking soda makes an inexpensive control for powdery mildew on plants. The baking soda fungicide is mostly effective as a preventative, offering only minimal benefits after your plants have become infected. Weekly spraying of susceptible plants during humid or damp weather can greatly reduce the incidence of powdery mildew in your garden.
To control powdery mildew on plants, mix together:
Do not store unused mixture. While this recipe has been known to be effective, it can burn the leaves of some plants. It is recommended that you water your infected plants well a couple of days before applying this mixture, and don’t apply it in full sun. Try on a small area first, to test the plant’s response before spraying the entire plant.
Some recipes also recommend applying 1 tablespoon of ultralight horticultural oil to the mixture. The oil coats and smothers the fungi. The soap is added to help the mix spread and cling to the leaf surface. Be sure to apply to lower leaf surfaces as well.
Joan, when I have a question about gardening I always first go online and check with what Dr. Jerry Parsons of Texas A&M Extension has to say. The man is the go-to person for growing anything in Texas. Is there an agricultural extension agent in your county in WA? Perhaps they have a website where you can ask the question?
Barbara, you are on your way. Now, get some good literature for how to SAVE the bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, lady bugs and green lacewings.
I would tell her all the things that are missing from our gardens because of human activity, and all the alternatives to insecticides that are so easily available. And they work night and day.
I have looked an looked for an aphid and can find none. Diatomaceous earth takes care of my slugs and snails, although I am not sure they would work in Daniel's garden in SE Washington state.
What I need is anti fungus, organic. Anyone found anything that works. I have lost so many things to fungus, so I do no overhead watering, all my soaker hoses are buried under soil, I have timers that go off for only as much water as they need, and I am trying to pull out all the weeds that grew during my hear off playing with cancer chemicals.
King, do they have strict immigration requirements?
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