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Re: SV: Cult: Leaf spots

Celia said:

<< Then keep your beds clean. Remove dead foliage often. When you see spots,
 cut off the leaf below them and burn or otherwise remove the cuttings from
 your garden completely - only compost if you have a really hot compost
 pile. the county agent here suggests that you dip your scissors into a 10
 percent bleach solution after each cut, and take care that you don't handle
 healthy foliage with the hand that collects the sickened leaves. >>

This is excellent advice. I can only add that in cases of really severe
outbreaks I understand that people have found that cutting the fans back to
six inches and spraying the beds well with a 1 to 4 solution of clorine bleach
and water has been effective. Is such use of bleach forbidden there?

Anner Whitehead, Richmond,Va
Henry Hall  henryaner@aol.com

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