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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

Calabrian chilli

  Calabria is a land of chillies, a bit like Puglia is to orecchiette and Emilia Romagna to tortellini. In particular, the typical Calabrian pepper, also known as Diavolicchio, is one of the most widespread and spicy varieties among those grown in Italy. This homegrown fruit is part of the capsicum annuum species, thanks to its flavor it is appreciated in the kitchen and is also a decidedly productive cultivar. Before experimenting with exotic varieties of Mexican or oriental peppers we can therefore choose a typical local product. Let's discover the characteristics and the secrets to grow Calabrian peppers in our garden! The devil plant The Calabrian devil is a beautiful plant, with small leaves, with fruits that grow in bunches. For this reason it is also called "Calabrian chilli in bunches". When temperatures are steadily above 25 degrees, the bushes are filled with numerous chillies. The bunches are often so many that it is necessary to use a support to tie the plant