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How should I deal with garlic rust after the harvest?

I would not intentionally compost any plant material with a fungal infection. Fungal spores stay dormant in the soil. Good horticultural practice says you'll plant your garlic elsewhere next year, so ...
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Removing corrosion from tools

There is not likely much metal loss from steel . Simple wire brushing should clean them . To go a step further; treating them with a "conversion " coating and oil would slow future rust. ...
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Brown spots on herbs - treatment and are they ok to eat?

Those tiny grasshopper-looking jerks are thrips. The spots are from thrips piercing the leaf with their mouths and sucking out the contents. As far as I know, the leaves are safe to eat. I would ...
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Removing corrosion from tools

If you go to the Cabot web site and look for the CPIC information it informs that the cleaner consists of water plus sodium and calcium salts that perform various functions, one of which is to make ...
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Rust looking spots on most of the leaves of an Indian Guava (Psidium guajava)

It is disease. What is important to know here (Australia) is whether this is puccinia psidii (Myrtle Rust) because the nursery will have to be informed. official info at https://www.environment.gov....
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How should I deal with garlic rust after the harvest?

Puccinia allii is dispersed by the wind but that's because it sporulates on the infected leaves spreading the infection. The spores persist on infected material and can reinfect your garlic the ...
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Orange Spots on Monstera Deliciosa

This looks like spider mite damage. It's the leaf undersides that are the most telling. Insecticidal soap, sprayed and thoroughly "massaged" by hand and paper towel, will ensure full ...
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What is this thing on the leaf of a Highbush blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum) bush near a pond on Long Island, NY?

Turns out they are Assassin bug (Reduviidae) eggs
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Melampsora toxicity

Making recommendations regarding toxicity of edibles is always a problematic arena, however a search on "wild garlic melampsora" delivers a number of sites that say if the leaves are ...
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Metal rust with soil

Shouldn't be a problem - iron oxide isn't water soluble, so is unavailable to plant roots, meaning they won't take it up. This link https://homeguides.sfgate.com/can-rust-planter-harm-herbs-97056.html,...
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Metal rust with soil

Iron compounds are very common in soils, usually some form of oxide. Red soils are normally the result of iron . So I can't think of a reason it could be a problem for plants. I sometime add cast iron ...
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