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oh no!!! white chalky powder on my snap peas

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oh no!!! white chalky powder on my snap peas

Post  staciz on 7/15/2010, 7:58 pm

this can't be good. i just went out to water and pick some snow peas for our dinner and they look horrible. we just had some a few nights ago that were delicious. now the peas themselves are spotted in black and the leaves have a white powder like substance caking them.

are they diseased? safe to eat? any thoughts??

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Re: oh no!!! white chalky powder on my snap peas

Post  martha on 7/15/2010, 9:30 pm

It certainly does look like powdery mildew. I'm sorry.

You might want to pull them, and, if you have room, start some new ones? From what I have read, it seems that peas on the West Coast are less likely to get p.m.
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Post  Chopper on 7/15/2010, 9:35 pm

I am guessing that it is because of the sudden heat. It is too late to plant new but you can do a fall planting in a month or so. I do not think the powdery mildew makes it dangerous to you if you have some ripe ones and are able to wash it off.

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Post  martha on 7/15/2010, 9:45 pm

But do you think they would taste good?
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