The rains have come and the last few days have been very wet and cold. Last night it was down in the lower 50s, upper 40s with a humidity of 92+. Everybody is under shelter and out of the rain
5 of 7 are thriving… Really looking great and weathering this rain nicely. The other 2 are somewhat problematic, with 1 really giving me a run for my money. It us the bushiest, shortest girl of the bunch (5.5ft whereas the rest are ranging from 6.5-8+from) and so I have been dealing with airflow issues and, consequently, powdery mildew. I’ve been spot treating with neem before I switched over to h2o2 with good results. The WPM is still coming in spots, but I seem to have it under some control.
But this evening after work I went out for my routine inspection and I found a new issue that I believe is rust fungus. I managed to cut most, if not all the affected leaves off, but I am wondering what I can expect and how to treat it best? Or could I be seeing a deficiency making an appearance?
I’m figuring I have another 2-4 weeks look the whole crop, so I am in the home stretch. The rains have made everything much more … interesting.
Any thoughts are appreciated!