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

Tomato Green Beans with Potatoes: The Recipe of the Simple Outline

Tomato green beans with potato contour are a light, simple and nutritious vegetable dish very simple to prepare. The green beans are the protagonists of our summer dishes and are very easy to cook, you just need to clean them and boil them for a few minutes. In this recipe, we decided to flavour them with a light tomato sauce enriched with fresh chilli and simple boiled potatoes and cut into cubes. Perfect to accompany seconds of meat or fish, tomato green beans with potatoes can be enjoyed both hot and cold and in summer days this certainly does the difference! Ready in minutes, creamy and delicious: what are you waiting for? Follow the recipe!

Ready in: 20 minutes
For 4 people


600g green beans
Peeled tomatoes 250g
Oil enough
White onion 1
Fresh spicy chilli pepper 1
Fresh basil enough
Potatoes 350g

Nutrition Facts

Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 126
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.3g 0%, Saturated Fat 0.1g 0%, Cholesterol 0mg 0%, Sodium 105mg 5%, Total Carbohydrate 28.6g 10%, Dietary Fiber 8.1g 29%, Total Sugars 5.4g, Protein 4.9g, Vitamin D 0mcg 0%, Calcium 77mg 6%, Iron 2mg 13%, Potassium 697mg 15%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calorie a day is used for general nutrition advice.

How to prepare the tomato green beans

Tomato Green Beans
Tomato Green Beans
Tomato Green Beans

Clean the green beans under cold running water, remove the ends and cut them halfway. Clean the potatoes and peel them. Fill a pot of water, add a pinch of salt and bring it to a boil (1). Pour the potatoes and after 10 minutes add the green beans: cook for 10 minutes until the beans are soft (2) and well-cooked potatoes. Drain everything and let them cool, after a few minutes cut the potatoes into cubes delicately (3).

Tomato Green Beans
Tomato Green Beans
Tomato Green Beans
Tomato Green Beans
Tomato Green Beans
Tomato Green Beans

In the meantime, prepare the tomato dressing: finely chop white onion and fresh hot pepper. Pour a drizzle of oil into a large pan, add the onion and chilli pepper and fry them for a minute (4). Add the peeled tomatoes, season with salt and pepper and cook for 10 minutes over low heat until you get a creamy and homogeneous sauce (5).

At this point, pour the green beans into the pan with the tomato sauce, cook over low heat for a minute, mixing so as to mix the ingredients well. Finally, add the potatoes, stir gently so that they remain intact. Serve the green beans in sauce with potatoes with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and a leaf of fresh basil (6).


You can join the green beans to the tomato sauce even without boiling them before: in this case, pour two glass of water into the pan after adding the green beans and cook for 20 minutes.

Use fresh and well-ripe green beans: to see if they are ripe at the right point, try to break them in half with your hands, if you can easily manage your green beans are perfect!


The green beans can be used in many recipes because it is really simple to cook: try our beans with pesto or the single dish based on salmon, potatoes and green beans!

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