No fungus among us?

Is it just my garden, or has anybody else noticed an absence of botrytis this year? Not a single drop of it in either my fall or early summer raspberry crops, even though the latter ripened during a pretty moist season.

For that matter, I haven’t seen any powdery mildew on my zucchini or cucumbers this year either. Odd. Is somebody sneaking into my garden in the middle of the night and spraying fungicide?


  1. 1

    sarge spews:

    Check your seeds. Maybe the are GMO seeds concocted in an ADM laboratory, genetically engineered to resist fungi.

  2. 2

    Moritomo spews:

    I’ve seen a fair bit of fungus North of Seattle, but nothing that’s been a huge challenge so far, and no botrytis. I have noticed a pretty large increase in fungus gnats and aphids compared to last year.

  3. 5

    LWC spews:

    I’m in West Seattle, and my winter squash is covered with fungus (started about a week and a half ago). What’s your secret?

  4. 7

    dutch spews:

    6: someone must be polluting Goldy’s garden with fungicide…so this can’t be positive. But as libs usually blame anything on Bush…it made sense :-)

  5. 8


    Bush would be just another failed idiot son if it weren’t for chickenshit right wingers wanting to believe in Karl Rove’s swill.

  6. 9

    Dengle spews:

    it’s the positive affect of the Big O’s stimulus…no fungus….thus home marktets and roadside stands can rule.

  7. 10

    日本語 spews:

    re 7: You just love wallowing in self pity and victim-hood — like a rash ravaged toddler in an old diaper.

  8. 11

    dutch spews:

    10: isn’t that what you usually do ? Victimhood, self pity and …free hand outs…

    but anything that rattles goldy’s world view (even no fungus)…is something to be concerned about :-)

  9. 13

    Mr. Cynical spews:

    Hey Rabbit–
    Appears you Atheist Progressives are in the minority. Perhaps Goldy’s past success…and fungus…went to his head?!

    Monday, September 06, 2010

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 48% of Likely Voters would vote for their district’s Republican congressional candidate, while 36% would opt for his or her Democratic opponent. The survey data was collected on the seven days ending Sunday, September 5, 2010. This matches the largest advantage ever measured for the Republicans. Three weeks ago, the GOP also held a 12-point lead.

    Still, while the margin has varied somewhat from week-to-week, Republicans have been consistently ahead in the Generic Ballot for over a year. During 2010, the GOP edge has never fallen below five points. When Barack Obama first took office as president of the United States, the Democrats enjoyed a seven-point lead on the Generic Ballot.

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    Fungus Among Us and Penis Between Us spews:

    Waiting patiently for Lee to get over his tantrum and to post Octopussy’s Garden’s Tough Actin’® Tinactin®

    Meanwhile, there’s this about Hitch:

    I have watched with a certain degree of dismay how this lifelong champion of left-wing, anti-imperialist causes, this scourge of armed American hubris, this erstwhile booster of Vietcong and Sandinistas, this ex-Trot who delighted in calling his friends and allies “comrades,” ended up as a loud drummer boy for President George W. Bush’s war in Iraq, a tub-thumper for neoconservatism, and a strident American patriot.

    We’re all sensitive liberals here, so maybe we can deal with a liberal leftist becoming a tub-thumping drummer boy. But dealing with a liberal leftist who became an American patriot? That’s more than us sensitive liberals should be expected to accept, particularly when Hitchens had the bad manners to tell the inconvenient truth about our boy Bill Clinton.

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    Fungus Among Us and Penis Between Us spews:

    Shove a probe up any Rabbit’s ass and you’ll hit a gusher of gas.

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    doggril spews:

    I’ll meet your lack of fungus and raise you a bushel of green tomatoes. The plants did nothing for months, and then about 6 weeks ago started taking off like crazy. Sadly, there’s no time left for them to ripen.
    Weird garden year.