Bell Pepper Plants
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Bell Pepper Plants

Anonymous added on May 25, 2014 | Answered

I planted bell pepper plants for the first time. Something is eating at the leaves and leaving BIG holes. What can I use to get rid of the culprit? Are the plants ruined by this? Should I replant new plants?

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Nikki
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Answered on May 26, 2014

There are a few possible culprits here. Pinpointing the right one will help in dealing with it. The most common pests that could cause holes in pepper plants would be slugs, flea beetles, or some type of worm. These articles will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/facts-about-slugs-and-how-to-kill-garden-slugs.htm, https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/insects/what-are-flea-beetles.htm, https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/pepper/worms-on-peppers.htm

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