Can anyone tell me what this white stuff is? It looks like thin candy floss, I think its salts or some fungus attack, but either way I will need some advice on how to get rid of the problem.
applestar wrote:As many of you may have noticed, I like taking pictures of my garden and plants.
I suppose some of you can't "picture it" being any other way, but with the advent of affordable decent digital camera to present day, decent cell phone cameras with plenty of data storage, it's almost crazy not to take progress photos of your garden if you want to be a better gardener and improve your gardening techniques and your garden's performances from year to year.
You can take snap-shots of the garden design and progress through the seasons. You can keep visual records of plants you grew and crops harvested.
It's also useful to take close up photos of the garden so you can identify individual plants, and taking macro/zoomed in magnified photos of individual plants can be an eye-opener.
I don't know about you, but I can't always get down that close to a plant to look at them in detail. And sometimes, being able to see up close makes all the difference. Sometimes, when trouble shooting, you might even have to go further and take microscope images like 60X - 300X.
You can have the photos date and/or time stamped, and even if not marked on the photos, the digital photos have those information embedded in the files. You can choose to also save location data, if you like, and there are apps that will also attach weather info based on the location data. And if you prefer, there are apps that will not save these data when used to save a copy of the photo.
None of these photos have to be professional looking. Mine certainly aren't. They can all be for your own private use, or if you are a reckless exhibitionist like me, you can post and share them on the forum. ...and of course, when you are asking questions about a problem, etc. A couple of photos really makes a difference.
Here's what led me to start this thread --
I was taking pictures of the buds of the seed-grown lemon with our new clip on macro lens on the iPad. I've been getting a fair amount of practice from taking photos of the avocado blossoms, but it still takes several tries to get good, focused pictures, but with digital photo files and plenty of storage, that's not a problem at all.
For this, I'm not going to make a collage like I usually do, so you can really zoom in and see what I saw (click or tap on the photos to focus and zoom-in)
This is what the lemon tree branches look like to my unaided eyes:
Then, when I was looking at these macro photos, I noticed the ants... Then the scale insects
More tiny and well camouflaged scale insects
...I've been busy treating the lemon and eradicating the pests all afternoon.