Correct mix for milk and baking soda blight treatment
Posted July 27 2009 - 11:32 AM
Posted July 27 2009 - 11:40 AM
Whole milk will do, powdered milk will do, buttermilk is better, raw milk (hard to get) is best. Some epsom salt (about 2 tablepsoons) added in won't hurt either.
Posted July 27 2009 - 01:25 PM
Posted July 27 2009 - 01:38 PM
Posted July 27 2009 - 01:50 PM
Originally Posted by GROBY
I have the same thing going on with a couple of plants.Do you just mix it up and spray it on the good part of the plant or the blighted part? or somewhere else?
All over the plant........
And be aware, there are two different blights, early blight and late blight. The early blight can be controlled if caught early enough. Late blight (which evidently is more common this year because of infected plants coming into box stores) is almost impossible to control and wil kill the plant in short order.
I will try to find a few pictures to show the difference between the two.
Posted July 27 2009 - 01:59 PM
Posted July 27 2009 - 02:08 PM
Yes, it can spread.....with early blight or leaf spot, best is to only handle the plants that already have it while trying to control it (clipping off leaves, etc.) and then before touching the unaffected plants, wash your hands and tools in bleach or milk. Also, be sure to remove the affected leaves far away from the garden area, as it will get into the soil.
Late blight, the plant most likely will be lost, and again, be careful handling it and dispose of it somewhere away from the garden (and NOT in the compsot for any of these).
It is funny that the Ramapo doesn't have it, as it is one of the varities most prone to it, and in fact, the one of two plants of Ramapo that I have are suffering from it the worst.
Posted July 27 2009 - 02:10 PM
Posted July 27 2009 - 02:13 PM
Posted July 27 2009 - 02:14 PM
Posted July 27 2009 - 02:19 PM
Originally Posted by GeoGreco
Well mine are early blight and some have tomato spots. Are they both treatable with the spray?. I'll take some photo's later. Also this is only affection my Roma/plum to.
Yes, the spray will be equally effective on both types of disease.
Another somewhat organic spray is garden copper dust. It can easily be found at most garden centers or even the hardware store. Just follow the directions on the can.
Posted July 27 2009 - 02:21 PM
Posted July 27 2009 - 02:32 PM
About once a week, or more often if it rains soon after you spray, as the rain will wash it away......and this year, spraying ANYTHING has been a challenge, as it seems to rain almost every other day, which causes a lot of the problem in the first place......