Pepper Plant
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Why do my pepper plants have large holes in the leaves?

Zone Kamloops BC | desert rose added on May 28, 2012 | Answered

I am gardening for the first time and I am growning pepper plants in pots. The leaves have large holes in them without any discoloration? What can I do about this?

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Nikki
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Answered on May 29, 2012

While I cannot say for certain what it is exactly, it is likely slugs. They only come out at night, so it is hard to spot them. This article will help:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/facts-about-slugs-and-how-to-kill-garden-slugs.htm

If you do not feel it is due to slugs, then I would recommend treating the plants with neem oil. This is a safe and effective pesticide. Here is more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/neem-oil-uses.htm

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