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 the Powdery Mildew has also 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.