Fw: [CH] Accckkk!!!

Gil White (gilbert.white@sympatico.ca)
Wed, 29 Apr 1998 07:49:51 -0400

I'm guessing, but I had a similar problem with some seedlings about 3 years
ago.  This was inside under my light setup, affecting both tomato and pepper
plants.  One day one of the culprits left a foot print, and I was surprised
to find it was a mouse.  1 mouse trap and 1 night later the damage stopped.

grass hoppers, but you'd see them eating when you went outdoors and looked
at your plants.  Could also be Tomato horn worms, but it's too early in this
part of the world and they're hard to miss. (even with a shotgun)


-----Original Message-----
From: Suz <spnsp@ix.netcom.com>
To: Chile Heads <chile-heads@globalgarden.com>
Date: Wednesday, April 29, 1998 7:00 AM
Subject: [CH] Accckkk!!!

>Something is eating the leaves of my pepper plants!!  They were nice
>strong leaves yesterday, now some plants are nothing more than stems.  I
>dusted them with the Ortho vegetable stuff, maybe that will help.  I don't
>know if it's grasshoppers (thanks again to el niņo) or cutworms or ???????
>The plants are in cages to keep the bunnies and squirrels out, that was a
>lesson learned a few years ago.
>These are the same babies that germinated on top of my cable box in ziplock
>baggies, graduated to peat pots in the warm kitchen, and finally made it
>outdoors just a couple of weeks ago under protective plastic milk cartons.
>The ones that are still under the milk cartons are uneaten, which makes me
>think grasshoppers are responsible.  Do grasshoppers like pepper plants?
>Any suggestions??
>     ("`-'-/").___..--''"`-._           Suz,
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>   (il),-''  (li),'  ((!.-'