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Desertrose

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Is this watermelon foliage disease?
« on: September 28, 2020, 06:29:43 pm »
Hello. Ive begun to grow my first ever of anything in my earthbox kit. My watermelons germinated Id say around September 11th. Ive been looking at a the leaves twice a day to make sure nothing kills or destroys it.

Today I go looking and one leaf(which is was the lower leaf) is looking quite strange. Ive attached a picture.
I also see one leaf with a web type stuff on it, but I see no worms in site anywhere under the leaves. I was told its a sign of the cabbage worms. I sprayed a bit the day before and now today with Dr. Earth organic yard and insect killer and crossed my fingers.  Should I be overly concerned?

Desertrose

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Re: Is this watermelon foliage disease?
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2020, 07:04:55 pm »
And lastly it has rained a bit. Today Ive also seen a lot more ants on the plant itself.

James

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Re: Is this watermelon foliage disease?
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2020, 01:42:55 pm »
Hi DesertRose - Unfortunately, I can't see the image. Can you please email it to customerservice@earthbox.com ? Thank you! -James

Desertrose

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Re: Is this watermelon foliage disease?
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2020, 02:04:03 pm »
Ok I will

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Re: Is this watermelon foliage disease?
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2020, 11:11:56 am »
I forgot to say thank you. I got the message that it was aphids, I sprayed with BT as well because caterpillars was starting to eat the leaves too. This has controlled it.