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I have some english spinach growing and have just started harvesting outer leaves. It tastes great – has a lovely nutty taste, but I have noticed that the inside leaves now have hundreds of white things on them that look a bit like small grains of sand. I am assuming it is some sort of fungus and seem to recall having a similar problem once before.
Can anybody fill me in on what it is and a remedy?
Not mealy bug is it?
Hi veggie boy .. little knowledge to share here, other than fungi likes protected, moist environments. If it is a fungus .. and chance of spreading the leaves – allowing more air/light to deter further fungi growth?
Maybe just try it with a few affected plants to see what happens…
Steve – definitely not mealy bug. Looks more like hundred of little white spores.
Andre – my thinning of the plants by removing the outer leaves will do this – but this is pretty widespread already so I don’t think that will sort it.
Don’t know what it might be, don’t seem to get any bugs in my garden but try blasting them off with the hose or maybe spraying with soapy water. 🙂