hello! hope all is well. anyways, to whoever sees this, im very worried for my cayenne chili! i brought it in for the winter as it cant stay cold. its a tropical plant after all. i have not watered it in 3 weeks up to a month, and the soil is still hydrated. i assume that would cause problems. so on to the problems in the title. 1. there is this weird lint like substance on the soil. im assuming its mold, and hopefully wont harm the plant. it may also be flour as i've been making bread in the same place, and it might just have drifted on. as far as i know, that isnt harmful. note: the image makes it look whiter than it actually is. it is gray. 2. the first tiny buds i have on the plant have turned pitch black, so has any of the touching stem. hopefully this isn't going to spread, but the last time i had this problem, it was with my zucchini plant. that zucchini plant's female buds would always rot. i ended up getting no zucchinis which was sad. all i want is what this could be.