Powdery mildew is a plant disease and is also called fair weather fungus. It is caused both by extreme drought and by increased wetness of the plants. You can tell whether the mildew has gotten your creation by a white - later also somewhat brownish - coating on the leaves and flowers. If the plants in your creation have these spots, we have collected a few tips for you here. Follow our guide to fight powdery mildew naturally.
- As a first step, as soon as you discover infested leaves, buds or flowers, you should remove them immediately. Please make sure that you do not dispose of the leaves in your compost. The spores can be carried by the wind onto and infect healthy plants.
- Milk is a simple home remedy for mildew. To do this, you can mix 100 ml of raw milk (no UHT milk) with 900 ml of water in a spray bottle and spray it on the infested herb. You can then repeat the process every two days.
- Another natural antidote is garlic. To do this, crush a clove of garlic and then pour about 2 liters of boiling water over it. Let the remedy steep for 2 hours and spray the garlic tea on the affected leaves every day.
To prevent powdery mildew, it helps to keep the leaves dry at all times. So pour carefully on the soil at the roots of the plants. It is best to water in the morning so that the plants are dry by dusk. In addition, the milk spray bottle can be used preventively once a week for endangered plants - such as sage, mini roses, strawberries and mint.
Mother Earth says thank you: for the love of her and yourself, do without chemical products. So you can continue to enjoy the herbs after the treatment.