Column: Proper gardening can protect plants from powdery mildew

Sound gardening practices can help inhibit powdery mildew on plants, master gardener Joe Lamp'l writes. This includes choosing plants that are not easily susceptible to disease, providing plants with enough space to allow air to circulate, and watering plants through the soil. Plants should not be watered through the foliage since this can encourage the mold to spread, Lamp'l notes.

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