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What attacked my pepper?

Posted by Gator99 10 (My Page) on
Sat, Jul 19, 14 at 9:38

I am a novice gardener. This is my first season. I think a bird attacked my pepper (there were no bugs inside the pepper). Any thoughts? Tips on prevention also are appreciated.


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RE: What attacked my pepper?

Caterpillars will do that - esp. 'fruit worms' or army worms - also a bird may peck & break the skin & pill bugs, slugs snails will finish it off….


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Yes, I'd go out at night with a flashlight and look to see if you can find the culprit.


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  • Posted by tomncath USDA 10a, Heat 10, S (My Page) on
    Sat, Jul 19, 14 at 18:06

Could be sunscald too, it is really hot now and if you've not had rain or enough cloud cover for a few days that can happen here.

Tom


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this is all good to know. I am growing my very first bell pepper plant and want to avoid any pests! thank you.....


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Thanks for the responses. In general, I have found peppers easy to grow, although this summer has been a challenge. Spring was almost effortless. I didn't have many bugs or other pests and no diseases.


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  • Posted by tomncath USDA 10a, Heat 10, S (My Page) on
    Tue, Jul 22, 14 at 19:49

Sorry, I just could not resist, even if we are a few months shy of Halloween ;-)

Tom

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That's hilarious, Tom!


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  • Posted by tomncath St Pete Z10a Heat 10 (My Page) on
    Thu, Jul 24, 14 at 12:16

That's hilarious, Tom!

The minute I saw the first picture I thought of the one I posted, but tried to resist posting it. I'm weak, I admit it :-( :-)


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