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IndyGerdener
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Re: Should these Peppers be fruiting?

Nice set-up!! And don't worry about white flies.. They wont eat your plants, just kill what you see and don't sweat it

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Re: Should these Peppers be fruiting?

Are they harmful to anything else? I have wine/beer brewing 10' away and a spare bed 15'.

Thanks by the way. It took a long time to figure out how to do that with out drilling into things :)

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Re: Should these Peppers be fruiting?

White flies are sucking insects. You will notice white colored pinpoints on the upper surface of the leaves when they are congregating and sucking the plant juices from underneath. When excessive, they can cause the leaf to dry up and die.

They can be infectious vectors for plant diseases (to plants, you understand).

Like all sucking insects, their feeding attracts ants to the sticky "honeydew".

I don't believe any of this can cause problems for your other uses in the area.

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Re: Should these Peppers be fruiting?

Thanks! I will run down to the garden shop for something to help :)



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