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It gets worse

18 Feb

I arrived home from work today and my mandarin has developed some black blemishes on the leaves. Some of the newer leaves are even falling off. I wonder if it is succumbing to the same issue as my kaffir lime, or if it didn’t take well to the foliar feed of iron chelates that I sprayed it with the other day. Should I do nothing, treat for root rot, or something else? I have no idea! Why can’t this be easier?

My gut feeling is that I have some issue related to overwatering. There have been some mushrooms growing around the base of my trees, so surely that means they have been too wet. I think I’ll make the call that it’s root rot, and flush the roots with a weak bleach solution. All I can do is kill it, right? 😦