FLOKS AND DEEP DRAIN - MEASURES FOR FIGHTING
I just can't deal with powdery mildew on phlox bushes. Whatever I do, everything is useless.
Please give recommendations to fight effectively.
Daria L. KRAPIVNIKOVA, Leningrad Region, Lodeinoe Pole
Powdery mildew is really difficult to deal with. If it started up on your flower bed, you need an eye and an eye to lime this infection.
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A friend of mine, a phlox fan, told such an old-fashioned way. He pours on the leaves of phlox, at first glance, a very strange composition: 3 l of night vase content to dissolve 10 l of water after washing the linen without bleach and add copper sulphate at the tip of the knife. Using such a hellish mixture, florist forgot what powdery mildew is.
Reference by topic: Phloxes for beginners - varieties and species, planting and reproduction
You can apply the purchased liquid in the “Chistotsvet” vial. Many people praise this remedy, claiming that they have forgotten about the white spots on the leaves of phlox.
My friend is a big fan of phlox, and more than 25 curtain grows on her site (!), In early May she plants and sheds both the plants themselves and the soil beneath them with a solution of Fitnsporin 14 packs. And under each bush lays the drug "Gliokladin." I have never noticed that powdery mildew ruled in her front garden. As for "Fitosporina", this drug works well only when it is warm outside.
There is another simple but effective way to protect phlox. It is necessary to prepare a solution of soda ash - 2 Art. l on a bucket of water. It also helps well. By the way, the same tool can be applied against black spot on the leaves of roses.
If the collection of drugs is "Topaz", it can also be used in the fight against mealy dew. In particular, apply at the end of summer, at the end of August, and even better in September. Treat phlox twice with an interval of two weeks. Then the next year the bushes are absolutely clean. A friend agronomist advised to resist powdery mildew with a double dose of "Topaz" and "Skor".
It is important that the phlox bushes "do not cling" to each other. If they are in a flower bed closely, the disease is more likely to unravel. Plants should be planted at a distance of 70-80 cm in a single line planting so that they can be well ventilated.
Feed the phlox also need wisely. The first dry dressing is carried out during the growth of the stems. On the 2-3 bush take a bucket of compost or humus and add 2 Art. l urea. All carefully mixed and scattered around the bushes. If the moisture in the soil is not enough, make a liquid top dressing: in 10 l of water, 2 Art. l urea. During the budding in 10 l of water, dilute 2 Art. l nitrofoski or 1 Art. l Agricola for flowering plants. The third dressing is carried out after flowering. On 10 l water take on 1 Art. l superphosphate and potassium sulfate.
To combat the powdery mildew, I used this recipe on my plot. Took on 1 Art. l soda and sunflower oil on 1 liters of water. All mixed and sprayed plants. I got rid of the powdery mildew, but the diseased leaves dried out. What does this mean? Perhaps you need to reduce the number of ingredients. Take not a tablespoon, but only a teaspoon.
With a high degree of infection, the land where phlox grows should be shed with a weak solution of copper sulfate (1 tsp on a bucket of water). And this should be done when the plant germinates. Then in May-June a couple of times the procedure can be repeated, there will be no harm from it. By the way, instead of copper sulfate, you can use mowed grass, which mulch the soil under phlox.
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