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Q.I Put A Homemade Bug Replant On My Pepper Plants.

Zone 07928 | Anonymous added on June 12, 2021 | Answered

I used a homemade garlic water and soap replant on my hot pepper plants because bugs where eating it. I have now learned that it was a terrible idea because it is killing all the leaves on the plant because the soap stripped away the waxy protective layer. If all the leaves fall off the plant but the shaft and root of the plants are still strong is there any possibility of the plant will survive? Will it grown new leaves to fight back? I have added some compost on it to help it and am trying to take off some of the bad leaves. I’m new to gardening and I’m so worried I’ve killed my whole garden.

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Answered on June 23, 2021

Soap must be used extremely sparingly. Not only will it amplify light on the leaves, but it will make the soil pH too alkaline, as well.

The underlying disease will need to be treated, as well.

Here are some articles that will help:




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