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By Jedikinigit
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I'm concerned about all my plants and wondering if I need to treat with a systemic. Lots of my plants are putting up very skinny, tall pitchers some of which are deformed. Any advice appreciated. All are in about 1.5-3" of water. Should I be changing out my water? Treat them with a systemic?
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By optique
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Just look it over really good. Sap suckers don't leave unless something dies. If you got it early, on such a small plant, you could manually kill it pretty easily. I rub my finger over the growth every day or other day for a week.

Have u tested that set up? black pots in black tub suspended by wood? Looks so hot.
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I'm new to all this. I think having them off the ground will help with airflow. Do you have recommendations on temperature tolerances?
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By andynorth
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White or light colored pots help keep the heat down a little. Maybe try not to bunch them next to each other to increase air flow. Small solar powered fan maybe?
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By optique
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the black absorbs the full spectrum of light making it hotter. wood will not really transfer heat to the ground. thats why a wood deck will burn your feet in the summer.
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Hi all, after some reading I am wondering if the pots I free-sourced had some nutrients from old potting mix and if that could be causing this. I read some recent posts on cleaning pots and I was not this thorough. If this could be it, what should I do? I have a lot of plants >40 and full re-potting would take a long time and be $$$.

There had been some questions/concerns on temps in this setup. I have some underwater temp sensors and have had them installed for a couple weeks. Daytime air temps have been in the 80-90s. These don't seem that high to me, but are they problematic? Advice from people with more experience would be welcome. Thanks all.
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By steve booth
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Those temperatures won't cause any problems, they do look a little 'green' though are they getting enough direct sunlight? Stand in the sun and an inch or two of rainwater, spread them out a bit to get more light and if you are worried, just for good measure give them a blast with a systemic pesticide.

With regard to the soil residue in the pots, unless there was a very noticeable amount it shouldn't cause any problems, water from the top and any nutrients will wash out into the tray and away and it will be back in balance quite quickly.

Cheers
Steve
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