With the constant rain recieved over the past few days the garden has come alive! With all this added moisture there is however a great opportunity for Fungus to rear its uggly face in the garden. Keep a close eye on your plants that are susceptible to fungus indicators can be seen as dark water soaked lesions with fuzzy residue. Actinovate applied to the plant as quickly as possible will help take care of this problem.
Here in the trial beds several plants have shown signs of fungus; the Brussell Sprouts in particular have suffered the worst. The Brussell Sprouts were also ailed with a sudden outbreak of Harlequin Beetles.
Friendly reminder, Mulching your gardens in the fall creates a protective barrier between mother nature and the root zone. You will find that there is better moisture retention in your garden and over time hardwood mulch will break down with seasonal applications and provide a layer of organic matter for overall soil improvement.
Have a beautiful day!
Posted on Mon, September 17, 2012
by Laura Brewer