Hot pepper, Bell Pepper & Rhubarb leaves getting eaten!

seesareeJune 19, 2010

Something is eating the leaves on all my pepper, bean & rhubarb plants. Have used organic rabbit & deer repellent, but believe it's some kind of bug. There are no aphids or worms of any kind that I can see on the underside of the leaves or on the stalks. Can anyone help?? Would prefer to remain as organic as possible, I dislike using chemicals.

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jillzee

If I had to guess, I'd say slugs. They did a number on my peppers last year when we had an unusually wet summer (I found some IN peppers that I had picked. I didn't always notice the small holes. Even hot peppers). I've seen them on my rhubarb too.

Beer traps work to an extent. I don't know for certain, but I believe that sluggo is approved for organic gardening. Diatomaceous earth is organic as well.

Hope that helps -- good luck!

    Bookmark   June 21, 2010 at 1:26PM
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