I was growing peas this year. It was going pretty well. I got a harvest and a half in. I cooked with them. I was feeling pretty good about myself. And then this happened:
Which lead to this:
Apparently my plants caught a disease. Powdery mildew disease. According to this article, I met all the criteria for causes: high humidity, poor-ish air circulation, and crowded planting conditions. (I should have thinned it all out, but I had no idea until it was too late.) As soon as I saw that weird white stuff on there, I should have removed each infected plant, therefore thinning them out and improving air circulation, and watered their roots at the base. I did none of these things.
So my thumb didn’t actually turn as green as I thought. The blackness was there; it was just waiting to come out. At least we got a meal and a half out of it! We’ll try again next year, and I’ll be a lot smarter about spacing.
How is your garden going?