THE CUT

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GREEN UP YOUR GAFF

EWW IT’S WHITE AND STICKY: TELL POWDERY MILDEW TO F’OFF

22nd March 2019

Words by Jessica Peace

It’s gross, white and sticking all over your plants, here’s how to tell powdery mildew it to F’off…

WHAT IS IT?

It’s a fungus mate - it won’t kill your plant but it will weaken it and make it look naasty.

HOW TO GET RID

Keep it organic lads, if you’ve only noticed a few patches then nip them off and give your bush a trim, it loves stuffy conditions so get a draught blowing though!

If you need something a bit harder try organic cow’s milk; mix it two parts water to milk then slap or spritz it on - if you’re vegan swap milk for vinegar.

(Always give your plant a shimmy first so any bugs have been warned and can save themselves.)