Suz- I've been out of touch, but I read your post on leaves being eaten. The culprits at my house were snails. I sprinkled some of my powder around the base of each plant, then dissolved 6 garlic oil gelcapsules in a quart of water with a little soap and sprayed the leaves--no more problem. Aphids bailed out, too. Calvin Suz wrote: > Help! > > Something is eating the leaves of my pepper plants!! They were nice healthy > 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, > `6_ 6 ) `-. ( ).`-.__.`) aka > (_Y_.)' ._ ) `._ `. ``-..-' the katj > _..`--'_..-_/ /--'_.' ,' > (il),-'' (li),' ((!.-'