I’m pretty sure this is a pest of some kind. Correct me if I’m wrong. Is this something I can treat with deadbug spray?
New growth starts out looking fine but quickly gets uglified. Interestingly the larger fan leaves that are existing are not affected. It seems to be the newer growth that’s most affected.
This plant is also next to a very active large ant colony. I’ve never known ants to go after living plant material in this manner though. I’m kind of thinking it’s some kind of leaf borer or flea beetle.
Short version of the trouble ticket:
ILGM Gold Leaf
Outdoors for 3 weeks
Coast of Maine Stonington blend (organic super soil) no additional amendments
Been fed with Roots Organic Trinity (kelp & molasses) once about 6 days ago. Watered in and foliar sprayed. I noticed the issue not long after that.
I water with raw untreated well water that is super hard like practically off the charts so I don’t add cal/mag. In the 3 crops I’ve grown at this spot with this water I haven’t had a cal/mag issue yet so I really hesitate to think it’s that.