Sweet Pepper plant needs help!

CSakacsiJanuary 30, 2013

Hi, I am fairly new to gardening and need help with what is eating my sweet pepper plant....I prefer natural remedies, but will use commercial pesticides if absolutely needed...

Thanks for your time!


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jean001a(Portland OR 7b)

Looks more like mechanical damage. Perhaps you had hail some time ago?

In any event, nothing is currently active. You know that because the edges of the damage are brown & dry.

    Bookmark   January 30, 2013 at 1:41PM
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No, no hail here - I purchased it from a produce stand about an 1 hr away, perhaps they had some hail? Should I cut the damaged leaves or leave them on?

Thanks for your help - I am new to this and trying to learn! :)

    Bookmark   January 30, 2013 at 2:58PM
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flora_uk(SW UK 8/9)

I agree it looks like physical damage rather than a pest. Leave the leaves on. They are still green and still doing their job. What is causing the water marks? Are you watering overhead?

    Bookmark   January 30, 2013 at 3:23PM
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My 4 year old sprayed it with the hose the other day. He was trying to help, lol.

I use a spray bottle to water.

    Bookmark   January 30, 2013 at 5:30PM
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