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#1 shaggs2riches

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Posted 22 March 2016 - 09:15 PM

Last week I relocated my peppers from under two 24-inch 6500k t5 lights to a 48-inch 6 tube t5 fixture set 6 inches from them. Two days later I transplanted most of the seedlings into solo cups. While transplanting, I noticed a few leaves with an almost soot looking blackness. After I finished the transplant I moved my lights up to around 8 inches thinking that I may have had the lights too close. After yesterday I had quite a few leaves that were quite black so, I moved the light up again to 10 inches. My question is if the lights really are the culprit or could there be some sort of disease causing the blackness. The temperatures with the lights at 6 inches were around 28 degrees celsius. Now that the lights are up at 10 inches they are sitting around 22 degrees celsius. This evening the plants aren't looking any better and I'm worried that I still have them too close.



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Posted 22 March 2016 - 09:17 PM

post a picture. some varieties are naturally black so its ok


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Posted 22 March 2016 - 09:40 PM

https://goo.gl/photo...jbfQ6po11W6gEW8
The above link has some pictures of the plants that I have taken over the past week.


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Posted 22 March 2016 - 09:54 PM

They are just putting on a tan.  Perfectly normal.



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Posted 23 March 2016 - 06:35 AM

We actually had some outdoor plants (not peppers) get that black soot looking stuff and it ended up being mold (Capnodium - sooty mold) Watch yours carefully

 

"Sooty mold grows on a substance called “honeydew” which is excreted from certain insects such as aphids, soft scales, whiteflies and mealybugs. These insects feed on a variety of landscape plants and can be found on the leaves and stems where they use special mouth parts to pierce plant tissues and suck out the juices from within. During this time these insects excrete large amounts of a sticky, sugary substance commonly called “honeydew”. The excreted honeydew coats leaves, stems, and fruit, stimulating the growth of sooty mold"


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Posted 23 March 2016 - 12:11 PM

Yes. I was informed by Wicked Mike that the black soot is indeed a fungal infection, and if not dealt with promptly, will run amok and spread like wildfire.

To me though, that looks like a black leaf species though.

Tell us, is this " soot " running on the stems as well? That's a tell tale sign that it is a fungal infection and not just a species trait.

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Posted 23 March 2016 - 03:38 PM

Thanks for the replies. I will have to take a closer look at the stems. I did notice a few of the stalks were rather dark compared to others, but that could have to do with the species. The plants I have in the picture are as follows: Peter Pepper, Jalapeno peppers, Cayenne peppers, Fresno Peppers, Habanero Peppers, Chocolate Habanero Peppers, Butch T Scorpion, 7-Pot, Yellow, Chocolate and Regular Carolina Reapers. One thing I did think of was that I haven't ran a fan too much other than an hour or two in the evenings. Before I had transplanted I was doing a bit extra watering because the new lights seemed to dry out the soil quite fast. My humidity was low so I was also misting them once a day with a squirt bottle. If it does turn out to be a fungal issue, what would the best approach to getting rid of it?



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Posted 23 March 2016 - 08:10 PM

Thanks for the replies. I will have to take a closer look at the stems. I did notice a few of the stalks were rather dark compared to others, but that could have to do with the species. The plants I have in the picture are as follows: Peter Pepper, Jalapeno peppers, Cayenne peppers, Fresno Peppers, Habanero Peppers, Chocolate Habanero Peppers, Butch T Scorpion, 7-Pot, Yellow, Chocolate and Regular Carolina Reapers. One thing I did think of was that I haven't ran a fan too much other than an hour or two in the evenings. Before I had transplanted I was doing a bit extra watering because the new lights seemed to dry out the soil quite fast. My humidity was low so I was also misting them once a day with a squirt bottle. If it does turn out to be a fungal issue, what would the best approach to getting rid of it?

I think its pretty hard to get rid of, on regular plants they use insecticide to get rid of the bugs first, I was not too worried about it since we were coming up on winter by time it got real bad so I did a bunch of trimming and let winter take over...



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Posted 25 March 2016 - 12:13 PM

After watching my plants over the past couple days most of them haven't changed that much. Maybe3 or 4 of them have these black veins on the leaves and a few brown spots. The markings are visible on both the top and bottom of the leaves. I was thinking of getting some copper and sulphur to try and combat whatever might be causing this. I think a local hardware store sells them. I added a couple more pictures to the album of what I am seeing. I still have t figure out how to add my pictures directly to my posts, so they can be viewed here instead. These are the direct links to the pictures though.

 

 

https://goo.gl/photo...ma2wVUiCNWXNPi7

https://goo.gl/photo...9xeBUroMnQ7mKs8


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Posted 27 March 2016 - 10:09 AM

Stupid question...does it rub off of the leaves...if not then most likely not a mold...I have my plants under a 4-bulb HO T5 and the first sets of true leaves did the same thing but all the rest are fine and the plants have doubled in size since going to the T5 with all the leaves green as can be. Sooty molds will wipe away but make sure that the insects that caused the mold in the first place have been taken care of...but really don't think that is the case here


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Posted 27 March 2016 - 04:52 PM

896effb18b859b2bb4fbd7701129a3d4.jpgdc6bb447f72edbf21f623279ed66d108.jpg Do you think this is the same thing? I didn't go to that much light but I recently left them out in direct sunlight for about three hours, I added another 24" T5 HO light and brought them down closer than originally positioned. They started to develop this a few days ago. I thought sunburn? A couple of your pics look a lot like mine I believe. I did find a big ole green stink bug in there this morning. Not sure if he had anything to do with it...

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Posted 28 March 2016 - 02:48 PM

Some of mine looked like that. Most of them were just a black tone only on the top side of the leaf. It did not rub off though. The ones from the other day still have the black veins on them, but haven't got any worse than that. Actually none of the plants have changed since, so I think that it may have been the adjustment to lots of light. A few of my fresno peppers have grown and look real perky now.



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Posted 29 March 2016 - 08:16 AM

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