[Market-farming] Squash Plant Longevity

Sabina F Swift sabina at hawaii.edu
Wed Sep 21 18:11:44 EDT 2005

How much baking soda do you use per 5 gallon water? And how much 
is "little oil" for the same amount of water? Powdery mildew is a very 
common disease problem on many vegetable crops here in Hawaii. This 
spray is something I can recommend to  new, immigrant farmers who have 
scarce resources to deal with plant diseases.

Sabina F. Swift

----- Original Message -----
From: Old Timin' <oldtimin at williams-net.com>
Date: Tuesday, September 20, 2005 2:31 pm
Subject: Re: [Market-farming] Squash Plant Longevity

> 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. 
> _______________________________________________
> Market-farming mailing list
> Market-farming at lists.ibiblio.org
> http://lists.ibiblio.org/mailman/listinfo/market-farming
> Get the list FAQ at: http://www.marketfarming.net/mflistfaq.htm
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: sabina.vcf
Type: text/x-vcard
Size: 315 bytes
Desc: Card for Sabina F Swift <sabina at hawaii.edu>
Url : http://lists.ibiblio.org/pipermail/market-farming/attachments/20050921/ee6d3126/attachment.vcf 

More information about the Market-farming mailing list