My indoor chilli plants get covered in white sticky stuff. what is it, how can I prevent it and once I've got it how can it be treated without making the chillis indeible?
It sounds like an aphid attack to me .I would give the plants a gentle shower with tepid water and keep an eye on them - I wouldn't spray with a chemical insecticide if you are using the chillies but a bit of washing up liquid diluted with water wouldn't hurt
Pam LL x
Aphids. I know this is a little controversial, but I used some Pesticide spray on them and they were gone within a day.