Anyways, I'm curious if anyone knows what's going on here? This is from my urban backyard. We have a staple ground cover of clover(other stuff inbetween), and I noticed on most of the clover these little white spots are showing up. I then noticed on some plants I was trying to grow (just small stuff like cilantro, basil) that the white spots appeared on these plants too. The cilantro is in a pot, and the basil is in the ground. I did notice though as the 2 plants are maturing, the white spots go away for the most part.. I also have lemon balm and mint, both show white spots, but they seem to show less as the plant matures more. Also another thing I noticed on some grass and even on some clover leaves are red strikes or red spots. I noticed the most on the sheep sorrel that found its way in my yard. I posted this in the soil forum because it feels soil related. I assume there's some dis-ease going on in the soil or something. Also I'm a newb to anything gardening by this year, so excuse me if I sound stupid(:
here's a pic what's going on! I didn't get a good one of the red stuff, but if you look at the grass, you can see the the red strip.
I really, really hope not, as viruses are pretty hard to manage.
I'm going to edit the subject line and ask for more eyes on this one.
Marianne Cooper wrote: don't think a disease - minerfly makes a more defined white ribbon, but it has many brethern including the leafminer, whose pattern certainly looks like this.
Great!, I was feeling a bit alarmist.
I was looking for leaf miner damage pics and their tracks all looked more 'determined' than this.
Tony Thomas wrote:must say it also looks of a roundup(glyphosate) ish look? no?
We've never used that on our lawns, HOWEVER, 4 or 5 neighbors in front of us use that
Marianne Cooper wrote:I'd try a sprayer with water, a tiny amount of dish soap and alcohol. spray away - I'd watch the weather and make sure you'll have several days without rain.
Awesome, Ill try that(: Forest for next 10 days though... rain. Although it says rain and it ends up not raining. I'll be patient.