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Re: roses--blackspot

I'd like to know that too - gets pretty warm here real fast. I have to
get up at dawn to spray in the summer to finish before it hits 85

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: cathy carpenter <cathyc@rnet.com>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Thu, 17 Apr 2003 08:51:08 -0500

>Is there a noticeable sour milk odor?
>On Thursday, April 17, 2003, at 04:34 AM, Melody wrote:
>> Pam: Last year a couple of the folks on the old list gave me an organic
>> solution for blackspot that really did seem to help...MILK! I am going
>> to be resuming my milk spraying program here shortly, as soon as I am
>> done pruning all my roses. You dilute the milk with water in your
>> sprayer and spray the entire plant, including underneath the leaves, as
>> well as the ground all around the rose bush. I used about a 1/4 
>> strength
>> dilution (1 part milk to 3 parts water)...doesn't matter what kind of
>> milk (skim, 2%, whole). Don't know why it worked, it just seemed to do
>> the trick where commercial sprays didn't seem to help much.
>> Melody, IA (Z 5/4)
>> "The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious."
>> --Albert Einstein
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX/zone 8A


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