[gardeners] tuberous begonias

Pat & Alex (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Mon, 08 Jun 1998 09:16:38 -0700

I've just discovered the gardeners list and I'm jumping right in with a
plea for help.

I'm growing some tuberous begonias in a sheltered spot that gets
filtered sun for a couple of hours a day. They are in window box type
containers and are blooming very well.

My problem is an unattractive mold/mildew which has developed on the
leaves of several of the plants, no doubt due to the humid climate here
in Maryland. In the beginning I tried wiping off the leaves, and when
there is some breeze, I move the containers to a spot where they can get
more ventilation. I don't seem to be making any progress. Can anyone
offer any suggestions for a cure?

Zone 7, Maryland