Creeper Vine Has White Powdery Stuff

Question From: Fort Morgan, Colorado, United States
Q: What can we spray on our creeper vine when it develops white powdery stuff? Also was full of caterpillars.

A: The white powdery stuff is powdery mildew. Spray it with a fungicide as soon as you see any tiny show spots. Get a magnifying glass and check the leaves for the powdery mildew and tiny larvae. You must have lots of hydroponic stores around you and these folks are good resources and carry organic products that work well on plants. Timing is key and you need to put on your detective hat in spring. Best Nancy