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09/06/2012 at 19:51

I think i have downy mildew on my greenhouse cucumbers, any suggestions?? thanks

09/06/2012 at 22:36

Are you sure it's downy mildew and not the more common powdery mildew?

Treat ment of the latter here, and of downy mildew here.

09/06/2012 at 22:45

More likely powdery mildew, it gets my cucumbers every year but not for long though.

I found this recipe online and didn't believe it would work, but it does. Mix 50/50 water and ordinary cows milk together and pour into a sprayer. Spray the leaves. Repeat about 3 times. Does not keep, so mix a fresh batch each time.

I think the trick with this one is, spray at the first sign of an attack. And I haven't a clue why or how it works, but it does.

10/06/2012 at 10:30

Great advice thanks guys i will go in armed!!

 

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