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Not sure what is doing this

Started this discussion. Last reply by George Apr 18. 2 Replies

Something is eating the…Continue

12 week cycling no nitrites/nitrates

Started this discussion. Last reply by Alex Veidel Mar 22, 2016. 2 Replies

I am setting up a 2nd system and cannot get either bacteria to appear. 100L hydroton flood/drain barrel system. Fishless cycling, ammonia @ 2ppm PH keeps falling. PHdown to the rescue. Still no…Continue

Black spots on my basil

Started this discussion. Last reply by Vlad Jovanovic Jul 31, 2014. 14 Replies

This is my 3rd attempt at basil on my AP system. 1st was purchased and the other 2 grown from seed. After a couple weeks this black spot infection seems to appear. It also happens on the ones I left…Continue

Tags: spots, black, basil

Fort Lauderdale Aquaponics

Started this discussion. Last reply by George Jul 9, 2014. 5 Replies

    Hello from Ft.Lauderdale. After 2 years of reading, planning and saving, I finally built my system. I read Sylvia's book, IBC's of Aquaponics and every forum thread I could find before I decided…Continue

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George replied to Kelly Boyle's discussion Not sure what is doing this
"Could be cutworms (1)  Shine at night and kill them by hand.  This is my preferred method.  Be persistent.  The key is finally being there when the cutworm is feeding. (2) Flood the bed to drive them to the surface.  Feed…"
Apr 18
David - WI replied to Kelly Boyle's discussion Not sure what is doing this
"Japanese beetles?  They do that up here... skeletonize the leaf."
Apr 2
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Not sure what is doing this

Something is eating the leaves on my ghost pepper plant. It seems to eat all of the leaf except the center vein which it cuts. Not finding much on Google, was hoping someone has seen this before. I'm in Fort Lauderdale with cool (70-80) breezy but humid weather lately if that helps narrow it down.See More
Mar 31
George replied to Kelly Boyle's discussion 12 week cycling no nitrites/nitrates
"If ammonia goes down to none, you must be cycled.  In my experience, it's not unusual to see 0 nitrite in a cycled system.  Low nitrate can mean that the plants are taking it all up but testing none is odd. If your ammonia was falling…"
Mar 21, 2016
Kelly Boyle posted a discussion

12 week cycling no nitrites/nitrates

I am setting up a 2nd system and cannot get either bacteria to appear. 100L hydroton flood/drain barrel system. Fishless cycling, ammonia @ 2ppm PH keeps falling. PHdown to the rescue. Still no results for weeks. Tried boosting to 4ppm and 5ppm  but still no results. Ammonia keeps falling and so does Ph. South forida system so temperatures are in the mid-70's to mid 80's. Plants are growing like crazy. tomatoes everywhere but will not turn red. Ugh! I read everywhere to just be patient these…See More
Mar 20, 2016
Vlad Jovanovic replied to Kelly Boyle's discussion Black spots on my basil
"The best treatment is prevention. Keeping things less wet, humid and hot...regular spraying of your favorite fish safe anti fungal... Like most oomycetic pathogens, there are more or less ever present and take advantage of of conditions (wet, humid…"
Jul 31, 2014
Happyhal replied to Kelly Boyle's discussion Black spots on my basil
"What is the best way to treat the affected plant. sounds like it is systemic, (if that is what it is....) Do you know what causes this mold. "
Jul 31, 2014
Vlad Jovanovic replied to Kelly Boyle's discussion Black spots on my basil
"Hi Kelly...bust out your magnifying glass and check the undersides of the affected leaves Beneath the lesions). I'm betting if you check really carefully, you will likely find a slight grey fuzzy growth. If you do you can chalk your problems up…"
Jul 26, 2014
Happyhal replied to Kelly Boyle's discussion Black spots on my basil
"Dear Kelly, This is such a nice picture. I am a  new AP subscriber and this is my first post. I will humbly and carefully respond to the issues you raise. I completed my master gardener cert last year and am now effectively an intern. I also…"
Jul 26, 2014
Maria Briones replied to Kelly Boyle's discussion Black spots on my basil
"I have recently experienced the same problem. I have a very small 2 gallon aquarium system for my herbs. My basil recently developed black spots. I did not notice any of the light green areas around the black spots as displayed in the photo above,…"
Jul 23, 2014
George replied to Kelly Boyle's discussion Black spots on my basil
"1 tbs per gal.   You might might want to get potassium bicarb suggested by Ryan, too.  That along with calcium hydroxide is what I use to raise PH."
Jul 10, 2014
Kelly Boyle replied to Kelly Boyle's discussion Black spots on my basil
"I did have trouble with purchased plants so I stick to grown from seed. The lettuce and other leafy greens do not seem to be susceptible to this. It happens both in AP and soil, so I'm thinking it might be the humidity.  But I am going to…"
Jul 10, 2014
Jonathan Kadish NYC AA Chair replied to Kelly Boyle's discussion Black spots on my basil
"There is a good chance you have bacterial leaf spot (Pseudomonas cichorii) If so it will effect all leafy greens until the conditions improve to prevent the spread of the disease. Sometimes if you buy nursery plants they will carry things you…"
Jul 9, 2014
George replied to Kelly Boyle's discussion Fort Lauderdale Aquaponics
"looks good.  lots of hard work."
Jul 9, 2014
George replied to Kelly Boyle's discussion Black spots on my basil
"baking soda spray might help Fall (less humidity) will help I've had the same problem but not currently. Try to get rid of the old leaves"
Jul 9, 2014
Kelly Boyle replied to Kelly Boyle's discussion Fort Lauderdale Aquaponics
"A couple more.."
Jul 9, 2014

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At 3:47pm on February 29, 2012, Steve Holt said…

Hi there fellow Floridian!!

At 8:55pm on February 21, 2012, Sylvia Bernstein said…

Welcome Kelly,

Thanks for joining the Aquaponic Gardening community!  I hope you find it a fun place to explore aquaponics.  There is a real blend of experienced and new aquapons in this community, so please don’t hesitate to get in there and start asking questions.  Everyone is quite happy to help out new members – no question is too basic.

A great place to start is to read the “How to Use This Site” link on the upper right corner, “Start Here” section of the Home page.  You might also find the “Aquaponic Gardening Rules of Thumb” guidelines helpful.

Please add a profile image, participate and check in with us every day!  We are constantly posting news about aquaponics and the good food movement.

Thanks again for joining us, and I look forward to getting to know you.

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