fungus cures

Thu, 26 Nov 2009 11:59:09 PST
I grow Hippeastrums in my garden.  Bought some doubles this spring, one 
of which grew a bright red small shoot.  Was told by the seller that was 
caused by a fungus.  Spraying it with copper would possibly give a 
flower this year.  However, as it was so badly affected I threw it out 
soil and all.

As most of my garden Hippeastrums are showing at least a bit of the 
fungus infection and I am no fan of spraying, have been looking at 
alternative methods of dealing with it.

One of the options which I saw on the Internet, was Cinnamon.  Have been 
sprinkling it on my Zucchini plants as a preventative as they always 
eventually get mildew.  It will be interesting to see how effective it is.

But meanwhile have sprinkled some on the Hippeastrums.  Intend to do 
that before growth starts next spring.

So does anyone have more experience with Cinnamon as fungicide?

Ina Crossley

Auckland, New Zealand

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