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#1 gangaskan

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Posted 07 April 2018 - 09:29 PM

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see above.  just noticed this while watering my seedlings.  (taken with a USB microscope FYI)  they looked like aphids at first so i was pinching them until i got a closer look,  almost looks like rock candy to a degree.  just on my maules red hots.  

 

potting soil i used was a mix of black gold potting soil + black gold seedling mix + worm castings i had made over the winter.  not in any particular concentration either.  



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Posted 07 April 2018 - 09:39 PM

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Posted 07 April 2018 - 10:00 PM

Edema alien babies.


Edited by Chilidude, 07 April 2018 - 10:01 PM.


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Posted 07 April 2018 - 11:44 PM

+1 on aliens

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Posted 08 April 2018 - 02:10 AM

Ancient Aliens :onfire:



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Posted 08 April 2018 - 02:42 AM

It is not really aliens.

 

It is proof that they have visited though.

 

 

 

You could be lucky and it is salt, that will make your peppers hotter.


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Posted 08 April 2018 - 05:26 AM

It is edema though right? You guys...SMH!

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Posted 08 April 2018 - 09:36 AM

Yes, it's edema. Either over-watering or too humid of an environment.

Next year, I'll grow less plants...  :crazy:


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Posted 08 April 2018 - 10:15 AM

Glad you guys know. :)



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Posted 08 April 2018 - 10:16 AM

what is this crystal stuff?????
 



almost looks like rock candy to a degree.


`Huuummm, crystal stuff that looks like rock candy on a plant? Sometimes that's a good thing.> White Stuff on Plant


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Posted 09 April 2018 - 07:57 PM

Yes, it's edema. Either over-watering or too humid of an environment.

 

 

sounds like i'm a little humid, i'm not over watering them.  ill keep an eye on them, ohio isnt quite ready for plants to be out in full sun just yet.  



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Posted 09 April 2018 - 08:01 PM

 
 
sounds like i'm a little humid, i'm not over watering them.  ill keep an eye on them, ohio isnt quite ready for plants to be out in full sun just yet.  

Same problem I have also

Next year, I'll grow less plants...  :crazy:


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Posted 09 April 2018 - 08:11 PM

it sucks!!!!   few more weeks i feel.   

 

got alot of interesting guys this year, aji chaparita more notably. 



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Posted 11 April 2018 - 09:40 PM

What temp/wavelength of lights are you using? I just found this link and am wondering if people have experiences that match this. It says that blue, green, and UV light are supposed to help keep edema from happening. It says fluorescent are generally good at this because it has some of each.

 

http://msue.anr.msu....opment_of_edema



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Posted 11 April 2018 - 10:47 PM

That's a common trait of the Meth Pepper  :seeya:



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Posted 13 April 2018 - 11:04 AM

What temp/wavelength of lights are you using? I just found this link and am wondering if people have experiences that match this. It says that blue, green, and UV light are supposed to help keep edema from happening. It says fluorescent are generally good at this because it has some of each.

 

http://msue.anr.msu....opment_of_edema

 

 

not sure the temp, i have it in the basement and i only water them about once a week or so.  

 

 

i'm using 3 1x1 ft square LED lights   with blue and red specturm lights.  one of them has UV and IR as well.  

 

i did have them under CFL and they were just fine so maybe the heat output is generating more humidity than wanted.  i took my cover off to let it breathe.  



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Posted 14 April 2018 - 10:33 AM

I water as little as possible (wait till some plants will then water everything) and I don't see how it could be that humid and some plants still have it. I'm pretty sure we will make it to dirt day and everything will be fine.

If not here's something related to this thread that will help lol.

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Posted 14 April 2018 - 11:01 AM

I believe edema doesn't disappear from where it's already formed. Meaning the crystals you have now won't go away, you just have to prevent them on future leaves. Correct me if I'm wrong.

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 10:08 PM

You're correct bhuter.

Keeping the area more dry in terms of humidity and I'm seeing new leaf growth. Might be stragglers but only time will tell :)




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