- Dealing with Fungal Problems in the Vegetable Garden
- You probably have read or heard the advice that the most important things you can do to prevent fungal problems is to avoid overwatering, overhead watering and excessive fertilizing and keep your garden free of debris.
- Or you might’ve heard that you need to mulch well and avoid watering the leaves or splashing soil borne particles on the leaves.
- Firstly what is this fungus thing anyway?
- How about powdery mildew?
- The leaves are never going to return to a normal appearance, so getting rid of them will help to stop the spreading of fungal spores.
Not far from many gardeners thoughts, are saving water.
For those on town water, the water bill may seem pretty high but if you’re relying on tank water, then water may need to be conserved ever so carefully.
In this next segment, Steve and I go through some water saving tactics, some old some new.
I'm talking with Steve Falcioni from www.ecoogranicgarden.com.au
Let’s find out .
There are plenty of water saving tips that you could try if you're not doing that already.
- Wash your vegetables in a tub of water
- Run-off the cold water for your shower into a bucket or watering can
- Direct the water from your washing machine onto the garden.
- Grey water is not regarded as sterile. You should not be storing grey water.
- Not safe for edible plants.