Cucumbers (Yeah!) Powdery Mildew (Boo!)

In the past week my cucumber’s growth has exploded. With the rain we have had, they are taking over my plot. Yesterday, I had my first harvest, finding some monsters hiding under the lush growth. (yeah!)

With the heat and humidity around, I see  Powdery Mildew moved in (BOO!!!). It starts out looking like this:


Then the leaves will turn yellow and shrivel. The plant will eventually die.

An easy organic solution to fight this is simply:

Add one (1) tablespoon of baking soda in 1 gallon of water to a sprayer. Apply to the front and back of the leaves. Repeat weekly.