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My chilli plants appear to have developed rust after a bad attack from aphids! See photo below

Rust?

The leaves have also gone curly:

Curly Leaves

My plan is to repot the plants, washing away the old soil and replacing it with compost I bought. Would this help the plants? Or would the new compost just be infected with the disease?

Thanks for any help.

  • The infection is in the plant so washing the soil would just stress it further. – kevinsky Nov 21 '13 at 17:06
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Chillis don't like you touching their roots, don't change the compost. Also it looks like you may have thrips as well, unless the leaf deformation is due to the aphids.

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