emilyk
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What is on my peppers????

What is on my peppers? These little things are crawling all over! I started these from seeds and they are still growing in my basement. I was planning on hardening off this week and planting this weekend, but now I am getting worried! Do you know what these are and if they are harmful?

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Aphids or mealy bugs... most likely aphids.
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Kisal
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They look like aphids to me. You can wash them off with water.

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Those are ladybug food. They can be treated with a neem/water solution, too.

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webmaster wrote:Those are ladybug food. They can be treated with a neem/water solution, too.

i've had some aphids recently, and just used soapy water solution and wiped them out.

but today, i saw 3 ladybugs on my plants. i was psyched. now if i could just get my bees back, to help me polinate. :)
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Qute little aphids. Your plants show not damage. Put the plants outside the aphids will go away, some other bug will eat them.

emilyk
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Thanks! We washed them off today. Hopefully, they didn't hurt anything.

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