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Help with Artichoke

Artichoke    None Given

Hi,
Do you know what's wrong with my artichoke? Please let me know how I can rescue it

Thank you

****Update******
Thank you for your response. Seems like it's affecting most my plants. This is a picture of my gherkin leaf.

Will take a chose photo under the leaf also.
Thank you again,
Virginia



****Update 2******

Hi all,
Thank you all for your help! Looks like you're right. After close inspection I was able to see these black eggs?
Possible spider mite?
I've taken a close up photo.



Posted by: virginia (2 points) virginia
Posted: March 11, 2014


Lindsay McMenemy commented,
Welcome to PlantVillage! Can you please update your question to include your location? It will help in the identification of potential pests - thanks!
over 6 years ago.

Peg Boyles commented,
Also Virginia, check carefully under the leaves and around the plant. Do you see tiny eggs, caterpillars,or flying (walking, hopping) insects on the undersides of any leaves? Maybe you could post a closeup of the underside of a damaged leaf.
over 6 years ago.

Lindsay McMenemy commented,
The black spots look like frass (insect excrement) to me - possibly from some type of caterpillar. It's probably from whatever is eating those holes in the leaves. Have you seen any small caterpillars crawling on the plants?
over 6 years ago.



Answers

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I think you may be dealing with multiple insect problems judging by the gherkin leaf. I am pretty sure I can see some tiny webs and along with the stippled appearance of the leaf I think the plant has a spider mite infestation. The holes also suggest another insect which is skeletonizing the leaf - you can still see the leaf veins left behind. Looks like flea beetle damage or perhaps something else. Can you see any insects? I'd treat the spider mites with an insecticidal soap. See: https://www.plantvillage.com/posts/380


Posted by: Lindsay McMenemy (2 points) Lindsay McMenemy
Posted: March 14, 2014




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