Moldy snow peas with dry stems

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  1. Saleve

    Saleve Active Member

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    Hello,
    My fall crop of potted snow peas got off to a very good start, but in a short time, turned disastrous. The bottoms of the stems dried out and the leaves and peas became covered with white mold. I have been watering them once a week. Any ideas of what I did wrong????
     

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  2. Newt

    Newt Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Hi Saleve,

    Your peas have powdery mildew. The browning of the lower leaves could be fusarium wilt or near-wilt. I suspect it's near-wilt. For the powdery mildew you can spray with milk or baking soda.
    http://www.ghorganics.com/page15.html#Baking Soda Spray
    http://www.ghorganics.com/page15.html#Milk for Mildew:

    Here's info on the wilt diseases from this site with more helpful info on diseases of peas.
    http://www.ppath.cas.psu.edu/EXTENSION/VEGDIS/VegDisases/Identification_files/peas.html

    Newt
     
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    Hello Newt,
    Thank you for your informative reply. It was extremely helpful!
    Best regards,
    Saleve
     
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    Newt Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Saleve, you are very welcome!

    Newt
     

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