small leaves on peppers? normal?

LocoGuyNovember 11, 2011

is it normal for jalapenos and other peppers to start growing smaller leaves. I dont see any bugs or anything like that. Here is a pic

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romy6(9)

I hate to say it but that looks like mites . I would suggest a miticide .

    Bookmark   November 11, 2011 at 9:42AM
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tsheets(5)

Keep an eye on things. Often, the pests will go after the tender new growth. If things don't improve on their own, you'll need to take action.

    Bookmark   November 11, 2011 at 10:34AM
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LocoGuy

This happens with all the peppers ihave tried growing. They grow fine for about two months, then the leaves start growing little. I thought maybe it was something else, but not bugs. I really cant see any bugs.

    Bookmark   November 11, 2011 at 11:19AM
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greenman28 NorCal 7b/8a

Looks like pests to me.
Aphids always cause distorted new growth on my plants.
Eventually, the plants grow vigorously enough that the aphids can't keep up.

Josh

    Bookmark   November 11, 2011 at 12:19PM
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