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Paw Paw leaf stunted

Discussion in 'Plants' started by stimson, Apr 24, 2012.

  1. stimson

    stimson New Member

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    Check out the new growth on my paw paw leaves. They appear to come out stunted. Is there a nutrient deficiency in play here? What is neede to fix this?

    Other plants remain unaffected.

    I have also noticed my lettuce seedlings are slower to grow now also compared to 6 months ago when they would jump out of my grow bed. They just seem to sit there and do nothing.

    My system is now 12 months old.
     

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  2. Jumpstart

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    I would say if it was a non ap setup throw some epson salt around the base, my old lady told me to use it I dunno why but it worked
     
  3. Yabbies4me

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    Looking at the leaves, with white/pale veins and stunted new growth... my first guestimate would be Suplhur deficiency, but it's not very common.
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  4. stimson

    stimson New Member

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    or is it calcium deficiency?
     
  5. DaveOponic

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    I would try a foliage spray, organic seaweed type with trace elements. I haven't grown papaya in AP, only in the ground. I have seen leaves like this and it means the papaya needs a feed. Can't say specifically what the deficiency is, magnesium, iron maybe? Hit it with the lot but use something safe for the fish.

    I use a seaweed solution that has all the nutrients plus trace elements and humid and fulvic acid, these help the root system and uptake of nutrients.

    Dave
     
  6. Jumpstart

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    Hey just found a picture of my paw paw leaf so you can compare, I still don't know what it was but yea epson salt fixed it but as I said before it was in the ground
     

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  7. DaveOponic

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    Magnesium deficiency if Epsom salts fixed it. Good one.
     

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