White Power on Plants [w pics]
I started my first garden, in the wasteland of Las Vegas, about two months ago (most of my plants were either planted or transplanted the last week of March).
Anyways, I've noticed some of my plants, most notably my pepper plants (I have a green bell and jalapeno) have a white powdery substance on the stems. I know there is a white powdery mildew, but everything I looked said it shows up on the leaves and I only have it on the stems.
Any ideas what this might be?
Things are just barely growing in my box. My early corn just went to pollenate and I only have one small ear of corn out of four plants!
I have a drip system watering an hour a day. I also started applying Neptune's Harvest Fish/Seaweed Fertilizer, but it's only a 2-3-1. I'm not sure if I am doing something wrong or if I just got started late and it's very hot already in Vegas :)
Here is a picture of my whole box if anyone is interested: