Question of the day: Did I kill my cucumbers with kindness?

May 19, 2009

(alternate title: When Neurotics Garden)

After all this rain we've had my yard has been a fungus festival. Madame Leslie hooked me up with the necessary potassium bicarbonate and I sprayed rather, ahem, generously... which brings me to my question.

When I've used it in the past I noticed that the fungusy spots turned black and funky but the new growth was fine. I'm seeing that, but I'm also seeing some bleached-out spots and shriveled edges on some of the plants I sprayed in a fit of hey, maybe they need some too: cucumbers and sunflowers in particular. Too much of a good thing or what?

Back to top

Tips in your inbox


Sign up for my monthly E-Newsletter for botanical business news and tidbits for plant and gardening lovers!