Diary of an Average Gardener

August 2014

Keep Tomatoes Staked

– Posted in: Garden Tips and Info
staked Tomatoes

This year my tomato plants are the healthiest I've had in a long time. Even with the Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus and Early Blight. In fact, they are soooo big that they are overtaking each other. The leaves are extremely dense which contributes to the spread of Blight and TSWV. Also, with the plants so [...]

Powdery Mildew

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Powdery Mildew

Powdery Mildew is a common garden problem. It is a common name for several different varieties of fungi and can infect a multitude of garden plants, including perennials, ornamental shrubs, fruit trees, and vegetables. I have found it on my squash plants and my garden phlox.  The bad news is that there really is no [...]