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Cheap & Easy Cure For Powdery Mildew

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Published by Jollean Smith in Garden · 6 April 2020
Tags: PowderyMildewGardenFarmSquashDisease

This year in the squash patch I experienced an outbreak of Powdery Mildew. A mold that appears commonly on the leaves of squash plants. Powdery Mildew can actually affect all kinds of plants including:

Squash & Gourds
Apples & Pears
Wheat & Barley

Likely a few more I have missed.

Good news is that you can manage it in a cheap eco friendly way. You do not need to run out and buy a bunch of fungicides.

This is a recipe that I tested this summer from a YouTube blogger “Project Diaries”.

His video came recommended from a lovely Twitter friend @JeanO_Appleseed, so I decided to give it a try and record the results. What attracted me to the recipe is that all the items required were already in my house and it did not contain any harsh chemicals.

  • 1 Spray Bottle (Recycle a Windex bottle or buy one from the dollar store)
  • 500 ml water (Just over 2 cups)
  • 1-3 Tsp Baking Soda
  • 2 Tsp Eco Friendly  (Optional, I just used a few drops)
  • 1 Tsp Vegetable Oil

Mix together and add to a spray bottle.

The results on this spray were excellent. By the next day I saw a mass reduction in Powdery Mildew.

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