Urban Garden Allotment

Our fourth year as metropolitan allotment gardeners in the UK (one of us is American). As we are still really novices we thought it would be fun to document our allotment journey. We'll let you know the successes as well as the failures on the allotment, share recipes for the fruit and veg we produce and hopefully swap tips with other keen gardeners. Enjoy!!
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First tomatoes and black chillis yay. Does anyone know what’s wrong with our cucumbers?

Thanks for the info ‘re powdery mildew,next question, is there anything we can do about it?
  1. xxblackdogxx reblogged this from urbangardenallotment and added:
    next time grow as vertical and spaced out as you can to let the sun dry up and water that rain and dew will leave. use...
  2. swordinspectre reblogged this from urbangardenallotment and added:
    Put skim milk in a spray bottle, and spray the plant(s) down once a week.
  3. dreamyish reblogged this from urbangardenallotment
  4. rhianners said: Powdery mildew can be treated with NEEM Oil (Organic and can be used up until day of harvest!) It never really goes away (boo) but if treated properly it won’t kill your plants! (Yay!)
  5. ooksaidthelibrarian reblogged this from urbangardenallotment and added:
    You can try spraying the plant with a mixture of 1 part milk and 10 parts water. That’s not foolproof, but it does help...
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  7. existentialrealizm said: Squash bugs?
  8. katiacambia said: looks like powdery mildew. Do you water at the base of the plant? It helps prevent moisture from building up in the leaves and creating favorable conditions for fungal issues vs. overhead watering.
  9. tanyainternetblog said: powdery mildew seconded
  10. spookysycophant said: looks like powdery mildew.
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