• slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide
Fungus-Problems-in-the-Vegetable-Garden-THUMB.jpg

Fungus Problems in the Vegetable Garden

My vegetable garden did not perform well last summer. Some plants had powdery mildew and others were full of spots and blotches. Can I spray the soil with something to prevent the problem this coming season?

Applying fungicides to the soil is not the solution. Sanitation, rotation, and proper care are your best defenses against disease. Fall cleanup will help reduce the source of disease for following season. If you missed this opportunity, clean up and discard diseased plants in spring before preparing the soil. Try moving your plants around in the garden. Rotating crops like this moves the plants away from the greatest source of disease. Try trellising vines crops, towering or staking tomatoes, and providing sufficient space between plants. All these techniques increase air circulation and reduce disease problems.

Related

Upcoming Webinars & Appearances


Oct. 14-16
NARI Milwaukee
Home & Remodeling Show

Oct. 26

Webinar: Year-round Perennial
Garden Maintenance


Nov. 2
Webinar: Boosting the Beauty of
and Propagating Houseplants


June 3 – 11, 2023
“Castles & Gardens” Adventure in Ireland with Melinda Myers
Includes the Bloom Festival in Dublin!

CLICK HERE for more information on Melinda's 2022 Wisconsin State Fair presentations on
Affordable Food Gardening 

CLICK HERE for pollinator gardening webinars, videos & DIY projects

Watch Melinda's past webinars ON DEMAND

Learn More

Book an Appearance

Learn More

Enter to Win
a Corona Tools
Hori Hori Knife!

ENTER NOW