Strawberry plant

Brigid McGowan asked 13 years ago

White powdery coating on leaves of 12 fairly strong strawberry plants. The little small fruit have disappeared off about half the plants and the fruit on the remainder are scabby and misshapen and now appear to be infected with the dust like coating as well. Am trying to keep vegetables and fruit organic. What is this and what can I do.

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 6 years ago
This is likely to be powdery mildew disease, which greatly weakens the plants. It can affect plants both indoors and outside. Lift the plants and compost them or bury them, and get some new stock.