- May 29, 2020
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- Houston, Texas Zone 9
pretty much the same here for some gardens i have (some get this and some don't - no clear pattern to which garden). i figure it is what have been called flea beetles or small grasshoppers, but i've never actually checked because within a few weeks the plants outgrow the damage so i've never bothered to identify the bug(s) or treated for them.Not a southern gardening expert but here, our peppers would out grow the damage.
Kinda depends on what is causing the damage. I don't know about you guys up north (not you-all since you are yankees) but down here we don't usually eat the pepper leaves. The buds will put out new ones, As long as the damage isn't worse than that the OP will still get peppers and should do OK. Peppers, tomatoes, eggplant, and many others have great recuperative powers as long as the leaves are not what you want to harvest.Not a southern gardening expert but here, our peppers would out grow the damage.