Brentwood Urban Farm: A Sustainable Homestead in the City of Los Angeles
Owned and operated by green farmers: Emily Richards and John Nogawski. Learn more here.
Just because you live in a city, that doesn’t mean you can’t homestead. Such is the case for this organic urban farm. Brentwood Urban Farm is located in the heart of Los Angeles with a focus on water-preservation, organic ingredients, and building a green community. We will be filming with them all season long, stick with us and watch as Brentwood Urban Farms grows their organic garden and helps improve the community! Along the way we’ll also pick up many more sustainable tips. But what are you waiting for? Keep reading to get started on how to cure and prevent powdery mildew.
Watch this video and learn how to cure and prevent powdery mildew!
Urban farmer Emily teaches us how to cure and prevent powdery mildew, a common fungus that plagues gardens in humid climates. Keep reading for more!
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Follow along as Emily shows us how to prepare the powdery mildew treatment, how to apply it for full effectiveness, and how to prevent powdery mildew from spreading.
Green Tip #1 – Don’t Get Thirsty!
Though it might seem counter-intuitive, one way to prevent powdery mildew is to keep your plants well watered. Drought-stressed plants have weaker immune systems, so they’re less able to fight off fungus on their own. But make sure you’re watering the roots, not the leaves! Excess water on the leaves can encourage powdery mildew to grow.
Green Tip #2 – Don’t Stress!
While powdery mildew is a problem, it’s not as bad as other fungi that attack your plants. Unlike fungi like black spot, powdery mildew only lives on the surface of the leaves, so it’s much easier to treat.
Green Tip #3 – Don’t Compost!
While you may want to compost your garden scraps, do not compost infected plants! Many types of plant disease can survive in compost and infect new plants from there.