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Old June 4, 2017   #14
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Big differences : They don't have diseases like tomatoes. Insects don't like them as much, they need less space , less water, less support ( stakes, cage ). I don't spray them.
In my garden almost everything is affected by pest and disease ( to some extent) but peppers ( about 20 of them of various varieties ) are in perfect shape. Flea beetles love eggplants, beans, hornworms enjoy tomatoes.
I have read that in some location they get aphids.
One more thing : You can pick and consume peppers at any stage.The hot one will have less heat when young and green. But some can be hot at any stage.
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