Help with Hot Pepper Plants!

redlinenikolas(Sunset 11)October 4, 2010

Hello everyone! This is my first post on the Forums! Been reading up quite a bit over the last few months though!

My sister in law needs some help with her hot peppers.

Please see photos below...

Please let me know what is causing this leaf damage, and if there is a cure, what that cure is.


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jean001(z8aPortland, OR)

The swirly lines are from leafminers. They're gone.

The tiny holes are from flea beetles. Looks like those critters are gone also.

Neither damage shown is adequate to affect the plant's health.

    Bookmark   October 4, 2010 at 7:51PM
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redlinenikolas(Sunset 11)


What can be done to prevent these pesties from ever showing up in the first place?

    Bookmark   October 4, 2010 at 7:57PM
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jean001(z8aPortland, OR)

Nothing. They're in the environment.

    Bookmark   October 5, 2010 at 1:21AM
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You can use neem oil(organic choice) but not when flowering.Or 7 dust but it is a pesticide. Both work but if they are not devouring the plant I would not worry about it.

    Bookmark   October 5, 2010 at 1:39PM
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My jalapeno plants have leaf damage like that, but they still produced peppers anyway. For some reason it was only the jalapeno plants that got this kind of damage as the other 7 to 8 varieties dont show any signs of this. I didnt use anything to treat them as it didnt seem to be bad enough to be killing the plant.

    Bookmark   October 5, 2010 at 3:33PM
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