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Post  markqz on 11/13/2019, 11:37 pm

I don't have a lot of organic material available for composting. But my first SFG is finishing up, so I have quite a few vines. Naturally the leaves have powdery mildew. Would it be ok to compost these? The mildew itself seems to come via the air, not the ground, and in theory a hot compost would "cook" the fungi in the leaves.

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Post  OhioGardener on 11/14/2019, 9:40 am

I compost them, Mark, and have never had a problem.  I haven't had a problem with powdery mildew for years, since learning to spray plants with compost tea, but back when I did have it the plants were composted without problems. I used trimmers to cut the plants into small pieces before composting, and they composted quickly.

You might find this article interesting regarding this:  Can I compost plants with powdery mildew?
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Post  Scorpio Rising on 11/14/2019, 8:11 pm

I don’t.  But mine have PM and SVB damage by the time I pull them.
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Post  sanderson on 11/16/2019, 4:07 am

I don't but mine have PM and red spider mites and are so ugly I just want to get rid of the nasty, prickly things. What a Face

OG, thanks for the article.

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Post  yolos on 11/16/2019, 5:52 pm

I don't, mine always have Downy Mildew.
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