Can you help to diagnose the problem I just noticed this morning on two seedlings I am growing? The new leaf growth is deformed and puckering. These seedlings were started in mid-November and have been growing under fluorescent lights in a basement room. I have been keeping the lights on 24 hours/day since I haven’t gotten around to buying an automatic timer. The temp is about 65 degrees and it is not either overly damp or dry. Leaf growth has not been a problem before, except for one time several weeks ago when I let the plants get too dry and had some new growth wilt.
I don’t see any evidence of white powder that I expect to see with mildew, and I noticed no spidery webs that I believe shows up with spider mites, although perhaps I haven’t looked closely enough. I generally spray leaves with plain water in a spray bottle a few times a week, and a stronger spray with the kitchen faucet sprayer once a week, after which I let them set in the warmer kitchen for a few hours. However, this is the first time I’ve seen this leaf problem on these plants.
These open-pollinated seedlings are nothing special, except my first exercise in growing roses from seeds. I’d like to learn from this experience. See link below for photos–sorry for the quality, but it was kitchen counter photography on the fly early this morning. Thanks for your advice and reading this long message.