Mold?

Discussion in 'Gardening & Plant Propagation' started by suelandress, Jul 5, 2005.

  1. suelandress

    suelandress Windy Island Acres Supporter

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    There's white stuff on my squash plant...mold? mildew? fungus?
    How do I cure it? Will it affect production?
     
  2. themamahen

    themamahen Well-Known Member

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    if it is mold white and powdery spray the vines early in the morning with a little baking soda mixed in the water (this will also help the fungus?) add 2 tsp baking soda and 1 tsp dish liquid to a gallon of water- bonus bugs don't like it either- do not water your garden in the evening as it encourages mold fungus to grow- if it is either it will hurt production. you can still eat the fruits while treating also.
     

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    suelandress Windy Island Acres Supporter

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    Thanks themamahen. Mother nature has been watering at night, so it might be mildew. Going to give this spray a shot when it stops raining(again)!!
     
  4. PJohnson

    PJohnson New Member

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    Look for yellow bugs w/black strips or dots. It may be cucumber beetles. They carry a disease inside them that infect the squash-type plants they chew on. The white stuff would be the beginnings of leaf-wilt which will eventually kill your plant.