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Posted on 13 April 2013 by urbangardencasual.com

Plant Disease: Bacterial Leaf Spot and How to Treat It

Photo Credit: Small spots and coalescing lesions of bacterial pustule by International Institute of Tropical Agriculture

Photo Credit: Small spots and coalescing lesions of bacterial pustule by International Institute of Tropical Agriculture

By Mindy McIntosh-Shetter

Bacterial leaf spot is a fungal issue that many gardeners develop in their gardens.

This can be prevented by buying healthy plants, spacing the plants out according to their variety, protecting plants from water splashing up on them with newspaper, and watering at the correct time.

But if you do get bacterial leaf spot, there are two easy organic treatments the can be used and the supplies are no farther than your kitchen.

The main ingredient to the first approach is milk. A spray of milk and water is surprisingly a solution to any bacterial leaf spot and mildew problem. Tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, and lettuce can be susceptible to this plant disease. The success of this treatment depends on when you discover the problem. The sooner the better and the more often you apply the treatment the better the success rate.

To begin the treatment, one must first Read the rest of this entry »

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