Do you remember this picture of the Meyer Lemon? I read about magnesium deficiency and fertilized appropriately. Today I was picking up my Owari Satsuma Mandarin Orange. It popped into my head and I just asked if they knew why my Lemon leaves were almost white? Without a pause... "Spider Mites". They told me to use a mister head on the hose, and really have at the tree especially on the underside of the leaves.
When I came home from the store Allan said that he found spider mites all over the leaves. He said there were hundreds. Per leaf. So I went out and flipped the leaves over. I couldn't find a single white mite. I took my camera and aimed at the underside of leaves. My camera is great for macro photography. I almost fell over. This is what I saw.
Before you ask, yes I had my glasses on at the time. I haven't had a new pair of glasses for about 6 or more years. What do you think....is it time to splurge?
I think new glasses are a must. You need to be able to see your pests to protect your plants. ;)
Well a magnifying glass is cheaper!! You made me smile. I like your glasses, very nice. My Persian Lime is outside on the deck today! Imagine..it's that warm. Enjoy your day.
I think you're right!! I have been putting my plants in jeopardy. I shall get on it! :-)
Aren't we a couple of smarty pants...buying our limes before the cartels took over the lime trade. Who saw that coming?
I haven't bought new glasses for ages, either. Now I'm wondering what I'm missing. I agree that spraying with water is the best way to get rid of spider mites and aphids. P. x
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