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May 27, 2014 7:03 AM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
I was just going to say the same thing. Use milk like Greene said for the powdery mildew.

I am melting and so are the plants. These 90+ days need to take a break for a few days. Hard to belive just a couple of weeks ago we had winter clothes on and was freezing. Now we about 15F degrees hotter than normal for this time of year.

Don't mater if ya stand indoors or out ya just sweat to death.

Misti... If you have a place where you can dig up some of you BS and movew them too a cool and semi shady place til Aug, you might try that. We put out near end of Aug here BS , Califlower and Collard plants and they produce by the time the holidays come up.

I would be very leary of using Murphy's or Neem oil when the temps are so high. It like covering the plants in oil and cooking the leaves.

I know nothing about it, never used it, but you might check out a product called LAVAMITE. Supposed to be an organic product for killing spider mites. Other than that if the plants are small Pic em up and give them a dish soap and water bath. I use the Ajax anti bacterial orange colored one . There something abotu the orange in it that helps kill them and aphids too. After a good dunking or if plants are to big to dunk than I just spray dish soap on plants and than turn on water hose. Plants will look like they taking a bubble bath. I wait a few minutes to give soap time to work and than go back and rinse plants off several times real good to remove the soap.

Either than or get ya a container of ladybugs in and turn them loose in your yard. Ladybugs will eat the snarf out of spider mites. Ya just need a bunch of them if your mite problem is bad. There a couple of companies that sell beneficial bugs in egg or larvae stage

Time to head out into the heat swamp. friend brought me a bunch of bamboo poles so I can make some trellises for all these beans. Wish they would have built it for me too. Hilarious! Hilarious!

Folks stay cool as ya can. Heat stroke can come on very easy and it no fun when your kidneys and liver shut down from it.

How the rest of you folks doing. Still to wet and cold or are ya sweltering too?

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