SG3 newbie here, based in the West of Ireland. Just started growing my first plants: red kale, romaine lettuce and green sorrel. Attached photos.
Noticed black spots on couple leaves on my lettuce. Not many insects here (as far as I know), and my flat is a good home, not damp or cold (despite the Irish climate). I read somewhere that black spots are caused by pests, so my questions to you, dear experts are:
- Do you think this is due to pests, or something else?
- How can I treat this? I am pro-organic and permaculture so I want this baby garden to be chemical/pesticide free
- How to make sure it does not happen again, and how to make sure it does not affect the other plants?
- I also see white fluffy stuff (sorry don’t know what that is) on the soil and around bits of seeds in the soil - is that a problem?
Couple of leaves on my sorrel have burnt tips but I think these were the ones touching the dome when sprouting. The sorrel does not look as green as the other two … hope she’s okay
Any other advice welcome, and best wishes to all.