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Tiny holes in leaves of lettuce and pepper plants??

Started 1275568876.91 in In the Garden | Last reply 1275569289.737 by JustJazzmom

I find tiny holes in the leaves of my lettuce and pepper plants. What could that be and any suggestions for what I can safely put on the leaves to make it stop? thanks.

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JustJazzmom1275569289.73329865 PostsRegistered 11/12/2007My garden, of course!!

It could be flea beetles. Try and look under leaves and try and ID the insect first. Since you are eating the lettuce, I would suggest an insecticide such as horticultural oil applied at the summer rate. Be sure to rinse the leaves off before eating the lettuce and be sure to use a pump sprayer rather than a hose sprayer to apply the oil. Make sure to get under the leaves too.

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