Hi all, new to aero ponics. Love it. We are in the process of growing Thai peppers. Noticed one of the pods that has not blossomed yet has red spots in and around the pod. Not sure if it’s algae related Since now we are seeing algae growing around. I tried searched on this forum and on google with no results. Please help
Last Edit: May 8, 2020 7:59:32 GMT -5 by kevinthien
Post by clumsythumbs on May 8, 2020 19:04:02 GMT -5
I cannot be sure but the reddish/brown spots I MAY have gotten on AG sponges before? On mine they looked more like the grain of the sponge that I never noticed until AFTER I was done with a project and assumed was part of the organic matter that makes up the sponge. But this looks more regular and darker....
The green algae definitely can be cleaned with hydrogen peroxide. I have gotten a little on the top of the sponge, but never all on the sides and stuff.
No no no... you don't want to dip those plants in anything to try and salvage them.It doesn;t look as if they even germinated, but were overwhelmed by the algae,never mind the red dots..
I would definitely start all over again because you have a very bad algae infestation and it will definitely spread even though the machine has been sanitized. I would also sanitize the baskets with some very hot or even boiling water and soap or other solution . I would throw away the used sponges and not even try to reuse them.
note: if something is covered by algae slime, no amount of hydrogen peroxide is going to get rid of it and allow the plant, seedling or un-germinated seed to live!!!! It is not a 'cure all'.