Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]
something eating my bell pepper plants Toplef10something eating my bell pepper plants 1zd3ho10

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.

something eating my bell pepper plants I22gcj10something eating my bell pepper plants 14dhcg10

[/td][/tr][/table]

Join the forum, it's quick and easy

Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]
something eating my bell pepper plants Toplef10something eating my bell pepper plants 1zd3ho10

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.

something eating my bell pepper plants I22gcj10something eating my bell pepper plants 14dhcg10

[/td][/tr][/table]
Square Foot Gardening Forum
Would you like to react to this message? Create an account in a few clicks or log in to continue.
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» What are you eating from your garden today?
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 7:02 pm

» N&C Midwest: July 2021
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 5:27 pm

» What Have You Picked From Your Garden Today
by OhioGardener Yesterday at 1:01 pm

» Cucumbers
by yolos 7/23/2021, 4:38 pm

» Name that plant - the game
by Scorpio Rising 7/23/2021, 12:14 am

» JAM23 SFG in Illinois
by sanderson 7/22/2021, 3:44 pm

» Anyone grow okra?
by sanderson 7/22/2021, 3:38 pm

» New SGFer with nutrient deficient soil
by Hmgentry 7/22/2021, 10:22 am

» Greetings from Bangalore
by OhioGardener 7/22/2021, 10:17 am

» Potato growing
by MrBooker 7/22/2021, 4:51 am

» Happy Birthday!!
by sanderson 7/22/2021, 1:53 am

» Square Foot Gardening Official YouTube channel
by SFGHQSTAFF 7/20/2021, 9:53 pm

» OhioGardener SFG
by OhioGardener 7/20/2021, 10:33 am

» Kyoto Red Carrot
by OhioGardener 7/20/2021, 9:04 am

» Slug Control with Nematodes
by OhioGardener 7/19/2021, 7:32 pm

» Famous Gardening Quotes
by OhioGardener 7/19/2021, 9:26 am

» Compost fire?
by OhioGardener 7/17/2021, 3:52 pm

» Organic Home Growing Library
by OhioGardener 7/17/2021, 10:45 am

» thank you for all your help last year bkrieb
by bkrieb 7/17/2021, 1:12 am

» Message from Sanderson
by Scorpio Rising 7/15/2021, 8:10 am

» Good bug or bad bug on potato
by Scorpio Rising 7/14/2021, 5:12 pm

» Friday Rookie Topic: Carrots
by OhioGardener 7/14/2021, 12:06 pm

» Spoon Tomato
by sanderson 7/14/2021, 11:59 am

» Raising garlic
by Missed-Em 7/14/2021, 11:23 am

» Fishtell - 2021 SFG
by Fishtell 7/13/2021, 1:59 pm

» Walking stick kale
by Yardslave 7/12/2021, 10:37 am

» Starbucks for coffee grounds!
by yolos 7/9/2021, 10:39 pm

» Help, I killed my beans
by Yardslave 7/9/2021, 6:54 pm

» 2021 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by sanderson 7/9/2021, 2:50 am

» No production
by sanderson 7/6/2021, 3:41 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

something eating my bell pepper plants

Go down

something eating my bell pepper plants Empty something eating my bell pepper plants

Post  vanter0109 7/2/2010, 7:44 pm

Ahhhhh!!!!!

Something is eating my bell pepper plants, and soon they will have no leaves :o(

I have been carefully watching the plants, but have not found anything. I check the tops & bottom of the leaves, the stems & around the plants; but never see anything. I did however find baby grasshoppers on my cucumber plant (in another garden accross the sidewalk). I wonder if it's the grasshoppers?

The holes in the leaves are round & start off very small, then grow & grow & grow & grow...

Ok, so if it is the grasshoppers, how do I stop them? Besides squishing. Any spray or dust? Have been trying to stay as organic as much as possible, but the gloves need to come off!

Any assistance would be much appreciated.
vanter0109
vanter0109

Female Posts : 25
Join date : 2010-06-05
Location : St Petersburg, Florida Zone 10

Back to top Go down

something eating my bell pepper plants Empty Re: something eating my bell pepper plants

Post  Chopper 7/2/2010, 9:43 pm

Decide if you want to go organic or are willing to kill at all costs. Then go to your nearest garden center and let them know the symptoms and ask what kills common leaf eating menaces in your area. If it isn't clear from the label, it probably isn't organic, but the staff of the smaller specialty places should know. The big box stores - it's a crap shoot.
avatar
Chopper

Female Posts : 2467
Join date : 2010-05-05
Age : 66
Location : Warner Springs, CA USDA Zone 8a, Sunset Zone 7 (I think)

http://thezimmermannfamilytoo.blogspot.com

Back to top Go down

something eating my bell pepper plants Empty Something eating my pepper plants

Post  songstriss 6/10/2012, 10:01 pm

Greetings from the High Desert. I am having a similar problem with something eating my pepper plants. Whatever is eating them consumes an entire plant in one night leaving just a small stem. I have checked them and can find no evidence of any culprits. Any ideas on what it is and how to prevent it would be greatly appreciated. Shocked
songstriss
songstriss

Female Posts : 107
Join date : 2012-06-10
Location : Zone 8 Southwest High Desert, CA

Back to top Go down

something eating my bell pepper plants Empty Re: something eating my bell pepper plants

Post  Chopper 6/10/2012, 10:13 pm

It is possible that it is a grasshopper - or a couple of them. They will do that.

And that much could be a bigger critter like a rabbit or ground squirrel.
avatar
Chopper

Female Posts : 2467
Join date : 2010-05-05
Age : 66
Location : Warner Springs, CA USDA Zone 8a, Sunset Zone 7 (I think)

http://thezimmermannfamilytoo.blogspot.com

Back to top Go down

something eating my bell pepper plants Empty Re: something eating my bell pepper plants

Post  songstriss 6/10/2012, 10:20 pm

Thank you. I did suspect that it might be grasshoppers. Is there any way to protect the plants from them? I tried putting some netting over it but that didn't seem to deter them.
songstriss
songstriss

Female Posts : 107
Join date : 2012-06-10
Location : Zone 8 Southwest High Desert, CA

Back to top Go down

something eating my bell pepper plants Empty Re: something eating my bell pepper plants

Post  Chopper 6/10/2012, 10:42 pm

If it is fine enough it should. unless they are already hiding in the area under the net. Did this happen overnight or during the day? Might be worth going out at night and seeing what you catch in the act. But if it is a grasshopper, netting should work.
avatar
Chopper

Female Posts : 2467
Join date : 2010-05-05
Age : 66
Location : Warner Springs, CA USDA Zone 8a, Sunset Zone 7 (I think)

http://thezimmermannfamilytoo.blogspot.com

Back to top Go down

something eating my bell pepper plants Empty Re: something eating my bell pepper plants

Post  cheyannarach 6/10/2012, 11:02 pm

@songstriss wrote:Greetings from the High Desert. I am having a similar problem with something eating my pepper plants. Whatever is eating them consumes an entire plant in one night leaving just a small stem. I have checked them and can find no evidence of any culprits. Any ideas on what it is and how to prevent it would be greatly appreciated. Shocked

Do you have deer because that's what the deer to to me!
cheyannarach
cheyannarach

Female Posts : 2037
Join date : 2012-03-21
Location : Custer, SD

Back to top Go down

something eating my bell pepper plants Empty Re: something eating my bell pepper plants

Post  westx 6/10/2012, 11:20 pm

Check out this link for an organic remedy. http://www.dirtdoctor.com/Kaolin-Clay_vq2138.htm
avatar
westx

Male Posts : 52
Join date : 2011-05-27
Location : Ellis County, Texas

Back to top Go down

something eating my bell pepper plants Empty Re: something eating my bell pepper plants

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum