Just like you wash your clothes, your silverware, and your bedroom you must also clean up when you garden! The importance of cleaning your tools and your work area can help prevent plant diseases.
Plant diseases can be caused by many different things, such as insects or bacteria and fungi that come in contact with a plant.
We can bring plants into contact with bacteria and fungus by not washing our work gloves, cleaning our shovels, or leaving our garden hose on the ground the using them again.
There are many different kinds of plant diseases and it’s important to be able to know what they look like and how to prevent them.
Some common diseases on plants are Sooty or Powdery Mildew, Black spots, and Mold. The easiest way to identify these diseases is to look for the symptoms of each.