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My sage plant may have mildew

Dec 16, 2020 | Gardening

Today I noticed some shiny white spots on my new sage plant. It has been growing in this SIP for about 4 weeks.

I researched online and determined there could be a few causes. Before I add any fungicides, I will do preventative maintenance.

I first wanted to thin out the plant. This will allow more airflow into the plant and encourage new growth. I took some cuttings and will prepare them for propagation.

Removing branches for propagation

I also turned on my oscillating fan and aimed it at the plant to increase the airflow.

I am going to slow down watering the plant by 90%. I believe this plant had developed too much growth, while this is awesome to see. I want the growth to be balanced so I will need to keep up more with the thinning and monitor the watering more closely. I’m learning the sage plant needs lots of airflow and moderate watering.

I will check back in soon and update with the mildew and further address any new insights!

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