pests and pepper plants.

Andrew Darland
August 3, 2019

i have mad hatter peppers as well as habanero peppers I've noticed something chewing on the leaves of both and i cut a pepper open and there was a caterpillar thing inside of it. I'm a huge fan of caterpillars but not inside my peppers. Is there a way to repel these pests? they are around my milkweed garden so im afraid of using anything that will hurt monarchs in the future or repel monarchs. Should i just let the pests do what they do?

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  • daninthedirt (USDA 8a, HZ10, Cent TX, Sunset z30)

    I would spray the peppers with Bt. Not good for butterflies, but presumably there are lots of places, besides your peppers, where the monarchs can land. Don't spray the milkweed!

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