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#1 of 5 Old 06-05-2002, 11:31 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I just planted my pepper plants about 2 weeks ago, and something is eating the leaves bits at a time. I'm assuming it's either insects or deer (although I rarely see deer here). Does anybody know what this might be and how to stop this from happening without the use of chemicals? Most of my garden I've companion planted as well as planted chamomile and marigolds all around(although these haven't come up yet), but obviously this isn't cutting it.


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could it be worms??? Look closely at the plant and the surrounding dirt/mulch to see what could be munching on it.

If it were deer, massive amounts would be gone. THere is a big difference between a deer nibble and a worm nibble. Could be rabbits or groundhogs too.
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I just got rid of the aphids on my pepper plant with a vinegar-water spray. No deer or rabbits here, but tons of slugs and aphids. I need ladybugs!!!

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I'll look at the plants more carefully and try to figure out the problem. What are aphids?
And if worms, what can I do?

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Check out the natural pest control thread on this forum.
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