Leaf miner damage to Cherokee Chocolate

filmost(8b)August 29, 2013

I have two Cherokee Chocolate plants growing out of pots right now, and that are showing some leaf miner damage. So far I have been pretty diligent about smashing the buggers once I see damage on the leafs.

I'm considering using a soap and garlic spray to repel the leaf miner mamas. Has anyone ever done this with semi-fuzzy plants? Would it do more harm than good?

Also instead of smashing the larva with your finger nail, I have read a lot of people pinch the leaves off and destroy them. Would this be a better tactic?

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jean001a(Portland OR 7b)

I always keep leaves that are still green. They help maintain a healthy plant.

Go ahead and squish the leafminers.

    Bookmark   September 1, 2013 at 11:26PM
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