Rosemary getting spots and 'visitors'
Transplanted nursery rosemary to a giant pot on my deck. Going well so far, but I'm noticing little golden colored "polka-dots" on many of the lower leaves.
I plucked one of the worse offenders and did this trick whereby I turn my binoculars upside down and can kind of use them as a makeshift magnifying glass. Here's what I found:
- Aphid-looking creature, looked like it was laying eggs. There were all sorts of similarly-colored balls on the leaf near it.
- Dark little (reddish?) round-shaped bug crawling around- maybe a rosemary beetle? No, upon further googling, those look big. This one is teeny- you could fit 4 or 5 of them across on a rosemary leaf
- amber-colored balls along the side of the leaf
Before I freak out, considering ALL THIS was on the first leaf I plucked, any idea what the spots may mean? The "visitors"? What's my best solution for keeping it relatively bug-free?