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Powdery mildew of the sage

  Powdery mildew or white sickness is a cryptogamic disease, that is of fungal origin, which can affect sage plants and occurs on the leaves. This is the most frequent pathology among those that can affect this aromatic herb and occurs in particular with mild temperatures and high humidity. It is a very simple disease to identify: because the white patches that are seen on the leaves of the sage are very characteristic. A reader of Orto Da Coltivare, Barbara, asks me exactly what her plant can have, describing the symptoms of powdery mildew. I answer publicly because I think it may be useful for many to know how to defend themselves from this problem with natural methods and above all how to prevent it. Recognizing powdery mildew on sage Those who cultivate the vegetable garden will already know powdery mildew because it is a frequent pathology also on other cultivated plants, in particular on pumpkin and courgette. Powdery mildew is also called white sickness precisely because it work

Zucchini sauce

Zucchini sauce is an easy recipe, perfect for dressing a plate of tagliatelle, baked pasta or for making lasagna. Preparing the ragù is really simple. Just make a good sauté, brown the diced zucchini, add some tomato puree and you will make a tasty and delicious pasta sauce. The zucchini sauce can be used to season a good plate of fettuccine, to enrich baked pasta or lasagna, or it can become the filling for a delicious potato flan. Indulge your imagination and use this sauce for a thousand different recipes; whoever tastes it will be won over! Cooking time: 45 min Ready in: 45 min Yield: 4 servings Ingredients 4 courgettes 700 g tomato puree 150 g mixed fried (celery, carrot, onion) 1/2 glass counter wine Salt and pepper to Taste Olive oil to Taste Basil to taste Instructions For Zucchini sauce 1. In a large pan, pour a little oil and fry the celery, carrot and onion well chopped. Ready the sauté, add the courgettes cut into very small cubes and sauté over high heat for 5 minutes. Add