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Nutrient deficiencies and powdery mildew

18 May

So it turns out it was a good idea after all to put the Maris Otter in the garden and not in a pot like the Golden Promise. It started out looking really good but now there is some yellowing around the base leaves and powdery mildew on quit a few of them. I’m pretty sure the main reason for the mildew would be the spacing- too many plants in a small area. I’ve been using milk diluted with water as an organic method to get rid of it and this seems to work. The ratio is 30% milk 70% water sprayed on a sunny day so it dries quickly. Here’s a link for some info on powdery mildew. As for the yellowing this looks like a potash deficiency which is surprising since the soil is new. I bought a brand new bag of potting mix just for this pot. I guess I’ll have to add some fertilizer to it.

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