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 –… Continue reading Mildew Prevention methods for all the plants in my garden.
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,… Continue reading Another powdery mildew victim
Honeysuckle vines are vigorous plants that tolerate many growing conditions. My Lonicera Sipervens ‘Pink Lemonade‘ has been moved from house to house and landed in a very shady part of the front yard. It has done well there until 2014, an unusually wet year. Water combined with poor air flow created perfect conditions for the… Continue reading Serious Powdery Mildew on Honeysuckle
This year was quite a good year for learning in my first square foot garden. Having so many lessons also means having little yield. But I would rather learn many lessons in a single year than struggle for years to come. Today is Day 70 Lesson 1. More Sun Veges other than leaf varieties really… Continue reading First Square Garden – Lessons
There is nothing like a warm day in January to awake the gardening bug. Colorado has had another one of those strange winters where the cold snap in January is non-existent and our mountain snow pack is ensuring water restrictions come summer. But what a lovely 60+ degree day to head out and do some… Continue reading Spring in January?
Powdery mildew is often associated with roses and other plants requiring a good amount of moisture to sustain growth. My vegetable gardens in the last few years have been stunted and in the case of 2010, a complete loss due to mildew. Powdery mildew is most active at temperatures between 60 and 80 degrees F.… Continue reading Dreaded Powdery Mildew