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Post  chocolatepop on 7/30/2010, 4:36 pm

WHAT IS UP WITH MY GARDEN!!!



Leafminer right? What do I do?


why are some of my pepper plants looking like hostas?


Stupid Japanese Beetles


powdery mildew already?



And please tell me this isnt blight:



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Post  middlemamma on 7/30/2010, 4:38 pm

I don't know anything about any of those possible threats...but wanted to send my thoughts for quick recovery to you.

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Post  camprn on 7/30/2010, 7:32 pm

I am not an expert but the first tomato leaf pic appears to me to be/mimic s/s (signs/symptoms)of Gray leaf spot, fungus I'm not sure but the last photo I think the same. I would remove all effected foliage to the trash and treat w/ fungicide of your choice. I would also remove the straw mulch. Has Blight been reported in your area? The second photo looks kind of like early blight, but I cannot say for sure. Try you AG Agent.

The pepper s/s: my gut tells me nutrition deficiency. Garden tone and kelp may help.

Leafminer control is difficult. I know someone posted something about them earlier this season. If I recall it was something about roses being planted in a vineyard. The roses attracted the leaf miners and kept them off the grape leaves. There are a few other plants that they love like columbines.
Japanese beetles are the pits, destructive beasts. I hand pick, but if you have a serious problem with them and as grubs, treatment with Milky Spore may be a long term answer.
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Post  Megan on 7/30/2010, 7:40 pm

The first picture is definitely a leaf miner. I have not seen any on my veggie plants, but a hollyhock plant I bought in June was attacked by one. If it is tasty to leafminers, I will definitely keep that guy around! (Too bad they are only biennials.)

We have had trouble with Japanese beetles on our roses in past years, though haven't seen any this year. The hormone bag traps seemed to work well.

What variety of pepper is that with the white-edged leaves? I was in a nursery that has lots of heirloom type plants and saw a few peppers that had naturally variegated leaves. One of them was a "Fish" pepper, which I almost bought. Though... the fact it looks like only one leaf is marked that way is a bit suspicious....
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Post  chocolatepop on 7/30/2010, 7:47 pm

@camprn wrote:I am not an expert but the first tomato leaf pic appears to me to be/mimic s/s (signs/symptoms)of Gray leaf spot, fungus I'm not sure but the last photo I think the same. I would remove all effected foliage to the trash and treat w/ fungicide of your choice. I would also remove the straw mulch. Has Blight been reported in your area? The second photo looks kind of like early blight, but I cannot say for sure. Try you AG Agent.

The pepper s/s: my gut tells me nutrition deficiency. Garden tone and kelp may help.

Leafminer control is difficult. I know someone posted something about them earlier this season. If I recall it was something about roses being planted in a vineyard. The roses attracted the leaf miners and kept them off the grape leaves. There are a few other plants that they love like columbines.
Japanese beetles are the pits, destructive beasts. I hand pick, but if you have a serious problem with them and as grubs, treatment with Milky Spore may be a long term answer.

I've never heard of this fungus, but I have copper for the PM so I'll just spritz them too.

I would think a deficiency also, but only two plants are suffering, i think two, it may be just one. I use fish emulsion already, I have some garden tone I add that too?

Ugg, the reason I added the straw was to control weeds as well as maintain moisture so I dont water as often. It is only on two plants, which is strange, but I decided to treat all my curbits

I only noticed a couple leaf miner type destruction. but the beetles, ugg. They have been treated with MS since last year, but I know it takes a little while. Doesnt help my neighbor has a phermone bag in his yard. There are too many for me just to flick off Sad
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Post  Chopper on 7/31/2010, 2:52 am

With leaf miners, just pick the offending leaves and trash them - not compost of course. If the bug is still in the leaf, you can usually squish it with your fingernails.

The problem with Japanese Beetles is that even if you kill your grubs, there is not guarantee that the people in your neighborhood have. Plus, there is a bug superhighway above all of us that carries bugs via the wind all over the dang place. BT also works for them, I believe. Then go to Neem oil and worse if it is intolerable. Not sure if electric zappers get beetles or not.

I agree with the advice to pick off all ill looking tomato leaves and spray for fungus, although it may be bacteria, too. Being incredibly cheap, I just prune anything that looks sick and hope for the best. So far so good.

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Post  Megan on 7/31/2010, 9:30 am

ARGH!! My yellow crookneck squash (the "Early" one that has produced nothing yet) has spots of what looks like a mildew or fungus on it... spots of powdery white stuff in the center of each leaf. Seeing as how it's produced nothing so far... I am sorely tempted to just rip it out. Thoughts?? :?:
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Post  chocolatepop on 7/31/2010, 12:01 pm

You know megan, IDK, when did you seed your squash and is it producing any flowers?

i have snipped off the leaves that are diseased and damaged, but more seem to erupt Sad

I bet BT would work, but thats a lot of expensive BT for a whole yard ya know? ugg. I hate these things.
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Post  Megan on 7/31/2010, 12:10 pm

I seeded it the same time as everything else, late April. It is flowering, and finally actually growing. If I cut off the affected leaves, I will be cutting them all off. Sad
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Post  chocolatepop on 7/31/2010, 12:24 pm

right right, i didnt mean to cut all the leaves off the plant, i was more referring to my tomatoes. You can also snip some of the most infected leaves off your squash.

I've used neem oil, on the top AND undersides of leaves, as well as the stems. Do you have a picture? I am using copper based spray, because neem didnt seem to work last year.
Also, some sware by milk or bakind soda spray, didnt work for me.
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Post  Megan on 7/31/2010, 12:30 pm

Phone is charged down.... I'll try to get pictures later. I just went out and sprayed again with Neem.
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