diatomaceous earth for whatever's eating my peppers
So, something has been munching on my pepper plants. A little bit is ok by me, but one of them is getting pretty chewed up.
I'm not precisely sure what's eating them, as I haven't seen anything on the leaves (maybe come out at night).
In any case, I got some diatomaceous earth (food grade, at my organic stuff store) and sprinkled (well, tried to sprinkle, might have put out a little too much) it around my pepper plants, which are all in individual containers.
I was just reading that DE will harm good bugs as well as bad, and wondering how much of a concern that should be in a container garden, if I apply it to only the plants affected.
I am trying to keep it off the plant itself, putting it on the soil only. Also, does it need to be re-applied after watering/rainfall?
My downstairs neighbour has a little dog (that I have noticed did a little digging to those I hadn't put nets around yet). I tried to block the entrance to my deck today to make sure he doesn't get up there and accidentally gets into the stuff.
Any advice appreciated. Hopefully it will stop my peppers from being chewed to bits, especially now that the warmer weather is back.