After a couple failed attempts at growing my first plants, I have learned a lot, both from the experience and from this community as I have never attempted any sort of gardening before. I have recently had success with my current grow and am checking in with the community for how to deal with this curling/bumpy new growth I started noticing about a week ago. I read through the forums and found that it usually is a calcium or magnesium deficiency or in some cases a pest problem.
A couple of days ago I sprinkled on a small amount of garden lime on top of the soil in the pots and then watered it in and so far it looks like the problem hasn't gotten any worse. Just wondering if I have done the right thing in treating this issue. I know garden lime is also used to raise the pH of the soil, I didn't want to add too much although my soil mix does have peat moss mixed with it which can drop the pH. Just wanted to deal with this issue before it gets worse. Anything I can do outside of just monitoring their condition over time, or have I made the wrong move in treating them?
I have been moving them into more and more sunlight after I transplanted them into bigger pots and they now spend most of the day in direct sunlight and seem well adjusted. This pic is of the Aji Lemon which it seems to be affecting the most as the picture more clearly shows the problem areas around the new growth. Only have 2 plants, both Aji Lemons.
I have not started anything to deal with potential pests but in the coming days I am going to set up some yellow cardboard slathered with Vaseline and a small container with apple cider vinegar. Going to reread the posts and articles I read on these methods before I do this though to ensure I've got it all right.
Thanks THP Community!
Edited by Garyuu X, 09 February 2017 - 09:15 AM.