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Post  jjocsak on 7/22/2013, 11:31 am

I've never seen this before. I have 6 pepper plants (2' high) in a 4x4 square.
All plants were doing well except one morning I noticed that 1 plant had all it's stems chewed off.
I see no stems or leaves laying around.
I have 2' high wire panels protecting the beds so no animals could get to them (ok maybe Squirrels)

What eats pepper plants that would cause this?

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Post  camprn on 7/22/2013, 11:36 am

Hornworm would be my guess until I see a photo. Can you post a photo?

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Post  jjocsak on 7/22/2013, 12:25 pm

Yes, as soon as I get home.

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Post  walshevak on 7/22/2013, 12:29 pm

My Peppers seem to be cooking on the plant. Several nicely formed almost ready peppers are mush when I reach down to pick. No bugs and no worm holes, just mush. And yes, it has been very hot and humid here.



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