How To Use Milk To Get Rid Of Powdery Mildew On Tomatoes And Other Plants

Blight or powdery mildew is a disease commonly found in plants, caused especially by the parasitic fungus called Phytophthora infestans, but also by other microscopic fungi. Parasites are reaching both the plants and vegetables of the garden and the apartment ones, being carried by the wind. But did you know that milk helps you to get rid of these parasites that attack your plants? Here’s how you can use it!

Before using any treatment against powdery mildew, you have to learn how to recognize the disease without confusing it with rust, or other plant-specific diseases. Powdery mildew is very easy to detect, because it appears on plant’s leaves like small yellowish spots which will become whitish afterwards. Powdery mildew attacks the leaves first, but it also expands quickly to the stem and flowers.

To prepare the milk-based solution for spraying plants you need:

-pasteurized milk
-water

Prepare a solution by mixing equal amounts of milk and water. The apartment plants will be sprayed using a spray bottle, and the garden can be sprinkled with a special pump.

To keep the disease under control, it’s necessary to apply the solution three times a week.

This treatment can be used for both flowers and for vegetables or fruit trees.

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