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    veggie boyveggie boy
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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?

    Thanks.

    #504460
    SteveSteve
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    Not mealy bug is it?

    #504461
    AndreAndre
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    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…

    Good luck.

    #504462
    veggie boyveggie boy
    Member

    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.

    Thanks.

    #504463
    marzmarz
    Member

    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. 🙂

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