Powdery mildew is a constant problem this time of year on everything from asters to zinnias and cucumbers in between.
In Brazil and New Zealand, growers are spraying skim milk on plants to control the problem.
The recipe is 1-cup of milk, 9- cups of water, and spray plant leaves top and bottom.
I read about it on a website called My Organic Garden. The scientists research originally appeared in a professional journal called "Crop Science" and reported that the milk serves as a germicidal, killing fungus spores and stimulates the plant to become more resistant to disease.
Photo: Wandering Jew fell from a hanging pot and planted itself in the soil below the tree. The green leaves are a self-planted purple hyacinth vine that is climbing the tree.