How to treat powdery mildew
The first step in how to treat powdery mildew is to remove the conditions in which powdery mildew flourishes.
1. Plant susceptible plants in full sun – Full sun will help keep powdery mildew fungus off plants that are prone to the mildew.
2. Water from below – Use drip lines or hoses to water your plants. Watering from above with sprinklers makes can encourage powdery mildew to grow.
3. Increase air circulation – Try removing some of the vegetation on the plant to increase air flow around the plant. This will help keep powdery mildew at bay.
The following is a list of fungicides that can treat powdery mildew:
* Potassium bicarbonate
The above list will treat powdery mildew but not all are acceptable for plants you plan to eat.
Combine both environment and chemicals for a powdery mildew cure.
For a complete powdery mildew cure, combine addressing the conditions that cause powdery mildew and use the chemicals that are a cure for powdery mildew. This will take the powdery mildew out of your garden and keep it out for good.
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