I'm have two bell pepper plants that seem to be attracting a hungry pest. I'm in Phoenix AZ.
- What insect is causing this damage?
- Is this a significant threat to the health of the plant? So far it looks like the plant can do just fine with this level of damage.
- How do I stop it? I've never caught the culprit. I've checked around and under the leaves, and I've never seen any bugs or eggs of any sort. I removed a caterpillar once a few months ago before the damage started but that's it.
I do know there's some sun damage there - I was out of town during the worst of the heat and it got burned a bit.
Also, on another note - I planted these from seed in March. The package said around 70 day harvest. The larger plant is about 18 inches tall. When can I expect first flowers? This is my first year attempting to grow anything at all so I guess I should be happy with this.