Re: [gardeners] milk warning

Annetta Green (
Tue, 3 Jul 2001 10:06:12 -0400

Thanks for the warning.  I will be sure not to add vinegar to my milk before
spraying it on the roses.  As for fat content, I use only skim milk for my
milk mixtures.  I have begun to wonder if the milk works so well because it
adds some trace element that the roses needs, but then it seems to kill
whatever fungus is on the leaves if they are not to badly infected with it.

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Subject: [gardeners] milk warning

> my peach trees and other yard plants a 'glug' of milk along the root
> zone. Fine on occasion, but the one time I (wasn't thinking), had
> made a quick set cheese (vinegar curd), and dumped the whey
> around a group of antique Sweet Olive bushes, within 3 days they
> all died.
> Apparently a 1/4 cup of vinegar goes a long way when it's put in
> milk.