I noticed a black mildew-looking substance on my very first pepper and on its leaves. What should I do to get rid of it and prevent it from getting on the rest of my container garden plants?
Mildew in Container Garden
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
It is likely sooty mold, which is an indicator of a pest infestation. This article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/disease/how-to-get-rid-of-sooty-mold.htm
I like neem oil for treating both issues. This artilce will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/neem-oil-uses.htm