Re: [gardeners] Re: powdery mildew

Dan Dixon (
Wed, 20 Aug 2003 13:09:09 -0500

Margaret Lauterbach at wrote:

> The milk is a fungicide, that means kills the fungus.

Seems the verdict's still out on whether milk actually kills it or just
inhibits the stuff, from what I've read, but I don't really know. At any
rate, my point was that one shouldn't expect any fungicide, organic or
synthetic, to cure a raging case of mildew. More effective to use it early
as a deterrent.

Dan Dixon