Posted: 14/08/2014 at 12:46
My pumpkin patch was infested with powdery mildew. I fought it back with milk solution, worked a treat! I thought the yellow patches were sort of scars.. didn't realise it's actually downy mildew as well Also, the powdery mildew isn't fully gone.
I'm planning to grow the pumkin in sugar water now, with only a small part of the vine, and remove the rest. There's time to put in some winter veg in the patch, but I have niggling doubts.
I'm worried about this patch and the grass that it grew across - roughly 5 feet. Should I do anything to it, to kill off the spores that are probably all over the lawn?
Or shall I just grow things there for a few season that aren't susceptible to these funguses? Will it die off that way after a few years? I'm more than willing to dig out and lose all the soil in the bed and the lawn.. got plenty of grass seeds