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Thanks Gabby that's perfect! I appreciate it. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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3/12/12 4:31 P

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Powdery mildew is such a prevalent problem that it would be impractical to remove all the soil. You'd be doing that every year and it still wouldn't matter. Just try the other preventative measures before the plants get it, like the spray Shar suggested. The trick is to spray before the plants get it, Even with all the preventative measures, I still get it every year. Probably because I only plant heirlooms not hybrids bred to resist it.






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3/12/12 12:31 P

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We already took care of that this past Fall but my question is about re-using the soil...most of the plants were disposed of and the ones that were composted I don't use that particular pile as soil for food. That pile is for yard waste...we have soil contaminated with led so we grow in raised beds with fresh soil and never use the yard waste compost.

My question is whether or not I can re-use the same soil that is presently in our raised beds.

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Here is a link on powdery mildew. gardening.about.com/od/gardenproblem
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Anytime you have a diseased plant, it should not be composted. Also it is best to cut it off and dispose of the plant and be sure you pick up any leaves and get rid of them also.

An easy fungicide for powdery mildew is to mix equal parts skim milk and water and spray the plant. Use skim milk because the fat in other milk can clog the sprayer.

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3/11/12 8:03 P

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Last year my garden was attacked by powdery mildew...I composted the plants this Fall in my non-garden use as compost but I am not sure if I should eradicate the soil from my raised beds before planting this year. I am considering using some of it to plant my potatoes in a container this week if I know it is okay to use. Any thoughts? Should I get rid of as much soil as I can and start over? Also, I used a kitty pool to plant my pumpkins last year...same issue...should I clean out the pool with something before I re-plant? I already removed the soil in the fall. I used it to make a fake grave for one of the grave stones during Halloween, lol.

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