So yesterday I noticed that my pepper plants were not doing very well. I cut off the bottom few leaves that were covered with a sticky residue and what looked like little shinny bumps of sap or something. I wasn't sure what was going on, so I took a picture to email to my Mom:
I forgot all about it, until I was loading my pictures from my camera onto my computer.... I use photoshop to rotate and re-size pictures and happened to zoom in on the pic..... lo and behold the little bits of 'sap' have eye balls. Little black beady eyes belonging to little buggies that are killing my pepper plants!
I am guessing that they are aphids, which I thought I could just spray off when I got home from work. I thought that I had caught them fairly early, but when I got home they seemed to be everywhere!
I gave up on the peppers, they went down the trash shoot.
Further inspection of the surrounding tomatoes and avocados reveled no more buggies, my fingers are crossed that they stay that way!