We have moved again - now at St Kilda. You can contact us on 0411 105 365. We are in the process of setting up hydroponic and aquaculture displays.

Monday 0930 to 1730
Friday 0930 to 1730
Saturday 0930 to 1230

We are available for consultation and site visits at these times- other times by appointment by email (robin@soladome.com.au)

After 35 years at 44 Chapel Street it was time for a change to a web based operation and to offer guidance based on many years of practical experience.



Nutrient deficiency symptoms - a brief summary

Lower leaves are mottled. Yellowing and death of tips and edges of older leaves.

The plant is light in colour and weak and spindly. small leaves with the lower leaves light green. some plants ( strawberries ) show a reddening of the older leaves.

Too much N/NO3 - plants uncontrollably vigorous
Too much N/NH4 damage to roots and collapse of plant

leaves are unusually dark and may become purple. Lower leaves may turn yellow between the veins. plants are stunted

Tips of young leaves and growing points die. blossom end rot of tomatoes.

Margins of lower leaves curl. Yellow areas may appear between veins

Younger leaves yellow between veins but yellowing spreads to to whole leaf and the leaves die from the edges.

Upper leaves become yellow between the veins and in severe cases dead spots form. the veins remain green.

Plants become brittle and growing tips may die.

Drought conditions or high salinity can cause the edges of the leaves to burn and in severe cases leaves will drop from the plant.