Square Foot Gardening Forum

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» What are you eating from your garden today?
by BeetlesPerSqFt Today at 9:50 am

» CHALLENGE - Smallest possible footprint
by sfg4uKim Today at 8:48 am

» 2017 SFG Adventures in Hampstead, NC
by AtlantaMarie Today at 6:41 am

» Gardening Australia
by IrishDigger Today at 3:07 am

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing January 2017
by Kelejan Today at 12:33 am

» Happy Birthday!!
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 11:37 pm

» N & C Midwest: January 2017!
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 11:35 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 11:23 pm

» Friday Rookie Topic X: Marigolds
by MeghanSTL Yesterday at 9:12 pm

» Feedback for my 2017 garden plan
by MeghanSTL Yesterday at 7:28 pm

» How much to plant?
by camprn Yesterday at 6:39 pm

» Winter Rye Grass
by camprn Yesterday at 6:31 pm

» Winter Sowing vs. Winter Growing
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 6:10 pm

» Turan in the Western Mountains
by Turan Yesterday at 4:35 pm

» Crop Rotation Involving Nightshades
by Turan Yesterday at 4:23 pm

» Show us your kitchen compost container
by Zmoore Yesterday at 4:00 pm

» Sad News from Jimmy Cee
by Turan Yesterday at 1:04 pm

» Some of our recipes
by Cajun Cappy Yesterday at 12:51 pm

» Hola from Southern Ecuador
by Cats Yesterday at 11:51 am

» Cover Crops??
by camprn Yesterday at 11:20 am

» Crop rotation
by camprn Yesterday at 10:55 am

» Anyone want walking onions??
by RoOsTeR Yesterday at 7:43 am

» My rapini is scaring me
by Scorpio Rising 1/15/2017, 10:42 pm

» Creamy Basil Pesto
by MeghanSTL 1/15/2017, 10:35 pm

» who has chickens
by countrynaturals 1/15/2017, 9:05 pm

» Zera (TM) Food Recycler - kitchen composting
by Scorpio Rising 1/15/2017, 8:04 pm

» "Virtual" Roadtrip of the Desert and Old West
by countrynaturals 1/15/2017, 11:39 am

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by countrynaturals 1/15/2017, 11:33 am

» What I learned this year
by countrynaturals 1/15/2017, 11:32 am

» Mustard recipe
by llama momma 1/15/2017, 8:24 am

Google

Search SFG Forum

Help - Strawberries - White powder mold

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Help - Strawberries - White powder mold

Post  Dietryin on 5/1/2010, 11:11 am

I went out this morning to check on the garden and my strawberries
plants are moldy! I did an web search for photos and I believe they have
white powder mold growing on them. Some sites said to spray the plants
with a baking soda mixture.
What do you all think? Any suggestions?


Baking
Soda Mixture:

To make: Mix
1 tablespoon baking soda, 2 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil with one
gallon of water. Shake this up very thoroughly. To this mix add 1/2
teaspoon of pure Castile soap and spray. Be sure to agitate your sprayer
while you work to keep the ingredients from separating. Cover upper and
lower leaf surfaces and
spray some on the soil. Repeat every 5-7
days as needed.




The above recipe calls for
pure Castile soap, which I do not have.....can I just use liq
dish soap?

Dietryin

Female Posts : 134
Join date : 2010-04-02
Location : Lake County IL. Zone 5A

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Help - Strawberries - White powder mold

Post  martha on 5/1/2010, 1:26 pm

I saw you on another thread mention this problem. So far the only experience I have had with powdery mildew was on a volunteer pumpkin a few years back - - and pumpkins aren't bothered by it, even though it was extremely mildewy! Last year I had it on my squash and zucchini, and they did not survive.

However, last year the zukes and squashes were mainly for their blossoms (my husband stuffs them and tempura batters them - we own a restaurant and they FLY out of the kitchen!) Anyway, the short moral of the long story is that I have not tried any of these remedies personally, but I hope you find one that works!


http://organicgardens.suite101.com/article.cfm/stop_mildew_in_an_organic_garden

martha

Female Posts : 2188
Join date : 2010-03-03
Age : 59
Location : Acton, Massachusetts Zone 5b/6a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Help - Strawberries - White powder mold

Post  Dietryin on 5/1/2010, 2:31 pm

This morning I went through each plant in the strawberry patch with a fine tooth comb. I washed each leaf, cut and removed any signs of moldy berries. I removed about a pint of berries I then applied the Baking soda spay to each plant. My next step is mulch the strawberries with straw. I read this was good for them to keep the berries off the ground. I'll let you know if it works.

Dietryin

Female Posts : 134
Join date : 2010-04-02
Location : Lake County IL. Zone 5A

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Help - Strawberries - White powder mold

Post  Dietryin on 5/3/2010, 11:10 am

Plants seem to be recovering nicely. No white mold anywhere. a few leaves still have the red edges on them, but it's only been two days.

Dietryin

Female Posts : 134
Join date : 2010-04-02
Location : Lake County IL. Zone 5A

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Did you just use liquid dish soap instead of the Castille?

Post  LindainWarwickNY on 5/3/2010, 11:30 am

I'm interested, as I have ordered a bunch of strawberry plants. The things we have to prepare for! I'm so glad your plants look like they are doing better.

LindainWarwickNY

Female Posts : 25
Join date : 2010-04-27
Location : Warwick, NY, USA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Help - Strawberries - White powder mold

Post  Dietryin on 5/3/2010, 11:46 am

Yes, I used liq dish soap (Dawn).

Dietryin

Female Posts : 134
Join date : 2010-04-02
Location : Lake County IL. Zone 5A

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Help - Strawberries - White powder mold

Post  Sponsored content Today at 10:04 am


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum