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Red Bell Pepper leaves are closing

Pepper, bell    None Given

The leaves on my red bell pepper plants are closing. I have sprayed the leaves with the canola oil and dish soap mixture recommended on this website to protect the plant from the leaves being eaten by bugs. Could this be causing the problem? Is it getting too much water or sunshine or is the daily temperature too hot?


Posted by: Steve Stone (1 point) Steve Stone
Posted: July 21, 2016




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Spraying with canola oil and detergent is only useful against sap sucking insects called hemipterans and only when they are feeding. You need to establish if they are present. Did you see them? See an example in the picture


Posted by: David Hughes (55 points) David Hughes
Posted: July 23, 2016




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Thank you for your response. No aphids like in the picture you posted. I water every other day and feed with vegetable fertilizer every 10 days or so. I also have tomato plants that I care for likewise and they are thriving.


Posted by: Steve Stone (1 point) Steve Stone
Posted: July 23, 2016




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