[Market-farming] Squash Plant Longevity

Old Timin' oldtimin at williams-net.com
Tue Sep 20 20:31:14 EDT 2005


Mark:I plant two or three kinds of squash each year.  And..., each year the
squash plants produce like crazy for a while, turn gray, and die.

Oldtimin:Does the gray look like a dusty powder. It could be powdery mildew. 
If it is you can make a spray with water, a little vegetable oil, and baking 
soda. The baking soda changes the Ph on the leaf to a point the powdery 
mildew can't live. The oil helps it stick, and the water is just a carrier. 
It won't correct any damage but it will stop it from getting worse. 




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