Pepper Plant

New Pepper Plants


Anonymous added on June 2, 2011 | Answered

Why do I have holes in the leaves of my new pepper plants in the garden? I have lost one plant already. Also, how do I boost the growth of peppers in my garden? Years ago my father had the biggest pepper plants and he got cow manure from my mom's brother right off of his farm. I don't know of a farmer to do that, but I am going to look for one.


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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on June 3, 2011

It might be slugs or flea beetles. 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

In terms of big peppers, the manure helps a lot, but if you can't find manure, try coffee grounds. Most coffee shops will save them for you.

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