H.E._Pennypacker
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Whats Attacking My Plants?

I noticed 2 weeks ago that the white nancy's and marigolds in my flower bed were turning brown. Is this a fungus? What can I do to get rid of this. We have been a ton of rain over the last month in Louisville so I would be suprised if it was a fungus.


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fungus?

Most likely is. As I think you meant to say, it is NOT too surprising that our gardens are getting fungi. Here in Cincinnati, we've had rain, rain, rain also.

Try a solution of milk and water or yoghurt and water (could be anywhere from 1:10 to 1:1) sprayed on the plants, after you remove all the affected parts and discard (NOT in the compost pile). Be careful about spreading the disease around with cutting tools, wipe them with bleach solution in between. The active ingredient in the milk solution is the lactobacillus, so if you are using pasteurized milk, it might help to drop a spoonful of something like yoghurt that has active cultures into it and then let it sit for a few hours. Blend and spray, the top and undersides of all the leaves.

H.E._Pennypacker
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Thanks for the info. I will give it a shot!

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