It’s been two-months since I’ve started my garden from scratch and for the most part it’s doing pretty well.
Though I did notice that there were some white clusters on the stems of the spinach plants. These clusters were forming around the part where the leaves are coming off of the stems.
I also noticed an insect on the plant as well around the clusters. At this point, it’s hard to tell whether it’s insect larvae or that the plant is attempting to go to seed. I had an aphid infestation last year, so it wouldn’t be totally out of the question.
When plants start to flower and go to seed, their leaves become bitter tasting, which the spinach was not. For now the top parts of the plants that have these white clusters have been picked off.
I’ll continue to monitor the plant to see what happens. What do you think these white clusters can be?