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Post  No_Such_Reality on 10/5/2017, 10:15 am

sanderson wrote:I read a few articles and it seems that they are divided between composting affected plants and discarding them. thinking

Sorry for the late reply, I'm just getting back on my feet from a three week stint of cold>flu>bronchitis and too many horse pills to remember. I knew there was a reason I hate taking my kid to the pediatric urgent care.

Interesting article from Cornell.  https://grapesandwine.cals.cornell.edu/newsletters/appellation-cornell/2013-newsletters/issue-15/grapes-101

So I'd guess it depends on if you're hot composting or not and how diligent you are about pruning the infection and keeping it from reaching maturity and creating the spores that will relaunch when the weather warm. 

I compost mine and I figure it doesn't matter as during PM season in SoCal you literally can drive down the street and see trees and people's roses covered in it.

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Post  sanderson on 10/5/2017, 3:43 pm

NSR, I'm sorry you have been sick for so long. I also caught a cold that developed into bronchitis and was stuck indoors for 2 weeks until the antibiotics kicked in.

I'm at least 3 weeks late on the seedlings. They are maybe 2" tall now but no 2nd leaves. Embarassed Today's chore is to pull down all the nasty cucumber, cantaloupe and winter squash vines.


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