Mildew Prevention methods for all the plants in my garden.

Powdery mildew is a major factor in my decision NOT to plant cucumbers in 2019. Luckily I still have pickles in the cupboard, but for those who must have pickles …. try these preventative measures to get ahead of any mildew problems. 3  PREVENTION methods that won’t harm the bugs… Better site the cucumbers – […]

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Another powdery mildew victim

Powdery mildew — an ever present danger in Colorado gardens. To battle it on a peony I am trying a top coat of a mouthwash solution. Paeonia ‘Dr Alexander Fleming’ 9/4/2016 powdery mildew. 30% solution mouthwash applied to leaves.  Trimmed lower leaves. 11/1/2016  Update The mouthwash treatment kept mildew at bay for a couple weeks, […]

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Bee Killing Pesticides at Lowes and Home Depot

  So disappointing that the gardening industry would put all natural bee populations at risk by selling pesticide laden plants to unsuspecting customers. An independent study found plants sold at Lowe’s and Home Depot tested positive for Neonicotinoid pesticides.  This is the same pesticide that many nations are reviewing as a contributor to bee colony […]

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