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Old 05-21-2009, 12:52 PM
Location: Smalltown, USA
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Originally Posted by nikip View Post
Thanks. I got the tomato topsy turvy and it is dry and not doing good. I have been watering but it is still not doing good.
I have one and it's doing OK, just OK. I have it in a greenhouse and it seems to be better than my dad's, who has his out in the open. Mine would probably do better if I would remember to water it .
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Old 07-09-2009, 03:16 PM
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Something other than me is eating my tomatoes. Some of the ripe tomatoes look like birds have been pecking on them. Some green ones are almost completely eaten. I have recently begun spraying with pepper mixed in water. Any help will be appreciated.
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Old 07-29-2013, 08:21 PM
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Thumbs up Pepper plant leaves being eaten.

Pepper Plant leaves are being eaten?

Try this solution before using expensive chemicals with side effects lasting for years.

1.) Clove of garlic
2.) Med. size onion
3.) Tbs cayenne pepper
4.) 1 qt. water

Grind/blend/chop ingredients 1,2 & 3 with water.

The mix is course so draining it with a cloth will filter out the roughage. Don't rinse the clothe out yet. The fiber is good around the bottom of the plants. I use the largest spray bottle the 99c store has for the finished solution. Spray it right on the leaves. It keeps birds and varmits away also. I even tried it on the the perimeter of the house and the ants froze in their tracks! It will last 2-3 days but remember to re-spray after watering or rain.

May your garden grow!
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Old 07-29-2013, 08:27 PM
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Before you do anything with chemicals, go out at dusk - look for caterpillars. That's what stripped a couple of my bell peppers. They're called tomato hornworms, and they love peppers and tomatoes. They feed at night, I think. Here's a link:


They're hard to see - they blend in with the plant. They are hard to pick off - they really like the plant and want to stay! But once I got all of them off (I had 4 or 5), I haven't had a problem since then. All my plants grew back and are producing again.

And yes, picking them off was totally gross!
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