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Black on pepper stems (pictures

Posted by precioushoney 5b Michigan (My Page) on
Fri, Jun 4, 10 at 18:00

Hi everyone. I have a few pepper plants that are developing some black on the stems. It just started in the last day or so.

Any ideas? They are the cubanelles if i remember right.

Thanks in advance

Precious

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RE: Black on pepper stems (pictures

That's normal. I actually went out and looked at my plants, and all of the plants that are more than a foot tall have the black areas.


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RE: Black on pepper stems (pictures

Okay I wasnt sure since its my first year growing peppers.

Thanks for the quick reply!

Precious


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RE: Black on pepper stems (pictures

yes the black is natural to many species but
you look like you may have aphids!

a little ivory dish soap some sesame oil and water in a spray bottle should solve the problem

hope this helps and i hope im wrong!! thanks your friend Joe


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RE: Black on pepper stems (pictures

Hmmm where are you seeing Aphids?


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RE: Black on pepper stems (pictures

I don't see aphids and the leaves look good. It just looks like some dirt was kicked up by rain onto the stems and leaves. Maybe that's what ajijoe saw and thought were aphids.

The black is normal to a lot of varieties. The plant looks healthy to me. :)


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RE: Black on pepper stems (pictures

WHATS THAT FUSSY STUFF ON THE LEAVES???

I DONT MIND BEING WRONG
BUT WHAT IS THAT ???

LET ME KNOW

THANKS YOUR FRIEND JOE


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ok not aphids im glad

ah dirt!! ok dont mind being wrong and in this case im glad i am, I HATE APHIDS!! sure looked alot like um though?? but the pic is a little fussy no biggies

thanks your friend ajijoe


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RE: Black on pepper stems (pictures

Hehe well I wasnt taking a picture of the leaves :P

But yeah just dirt. Trust me I know an aphid and would not waste any time treating them :)

Precious


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