Rut-roh. What’s the point of growing your own herbs indoors if they’re going to do this?
And lots of herbs grown indoors are prone to this, not just the sage in my photo. Rosemary is notorious for powdery mildew-_- and this is just about the time when all those cute little rosemary trees and wreaths start appearing everywhere.
Well, they’re no longer cute when they’re covered in this! And rosemary is definitely finicky about being grown indoors.
So what do you do? If you want some of this sage for stuffing, you certainly don’t want to spray it with fungicide–or even dish soap, necessarily.
Never fear, I have just the solution ( literally, and no pun intended). It does require milk, so if you are not a milk drinker, get yourself one of those small cartons like the kids drink at school.
Mix up a small amount–no more than you need for one treatment because you can’t save it. You are mixing 50% milk and 50% water.
Spray the plant, then discard whatever solution is left. Don’t try to save it over in the fridge. I have tried. Your sprayer will be clogged by the time you go to use it again–hence my instructions to try to mix only what you’re going to need.
It’s just that simple. Milk and water. No poisons, no fungicides, nothing toxic to you or your family–unless of course you can’t drink milk!