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I have a garden for the first time this year and thought that it was doing very well that was until.... Bugs! Fungus! Over watering!(so I'm told) under watering! (so I'm told)to much sun (so I'm told). I live in North FL and thought that the sun was good. I do have many other problems but this is my main one. My question is How do I get rid of fungus on my peas, squash, beans, okra, etc.? On some of the plants it will be completely white and cover the whole squash and at other times it will be black and seem to stand off of the fruit. It never gets on the leaves just the veggies when they are small. I have ask this question at my local garden centers and they all tell me that once you have it you can't get rid of it. I have since then thinned out the plants thinking that it would help and still got it on my new squash plants. Please help!
Either one, or better yet both together will help.
I would use bonide garden dust. It has both insecticidal and fungicidal properties. It will not burn your foliage and it is tinted green so you do not have white powder all over your garden. Sprays like lime/sulfer, neem oil and copper will/can burn your plants in the hot summer sun. Sounds like a powdery mildew, do not spray the leaves with water when you water the garden and let the soil dry out a bit more between waterings.
Faux fungus. I went out last Sat am to check on my squash and there was a large foamy looking bright neon yellow pile of something I had never seen. Thank goodness for google. I entered in yellow foam fungus and was immediately greeted with my answer. It's the dog vomit mold. Not really a fungus at all. Interesting to say the least, I felt special it decided to grow on my straw bales...lol
all kinds of freaky lil organisims growing overnight with all the humidity. heheh
Isn't that the truth...