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Peppers savaged by bugs - will they bounce back

Hey! I went away for 5 days but when I came back my pepper plants had been eaten by bugs!

Will this permanently stunt them? Will they come back from this?

I have now just sprayed them with Bug Clear Ultra to help prevent this happening again. It’s been really effective on my tomatoes. 

Any advice or reassurance would be greatly appreciated! I don’t have a lot of faith in my pepper plants! 


  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,337
    I doubt the bug-clear will help at all as that mostly looks like slug and snail damage.
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • Thank you. Do you think the plants will recover?
  • Blue OnionBlue Onion Posts: 2,907
    From the slugs?  Yes, plenty of healthy growth still on there.  From the bug spray?  Maybe?  Isn't that for spraying on the actual bugs themselves?  A contact pesticide?  Rather than a preventative?

    Time for a slug hunt.  Get out your flashlight and have a look around for some slugs over the next few nights.  
    Utah, USA.
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