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Tallahassee Florida
Jun 3, 2020 8:55 AM CST
A caterpillar ate all the leafs on my pepper plant. Then the plant got cut in half by the caterpillar. Is it possible to save the plant, or would I be better off getting a new pepper plant?
Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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Jun 3, 2020 9:55 AM CST
This sounds like a new seedling...
While they often do send out new growth after this kind of devastating trauma... it can be painfully slow.

probably be a happier result to get another plant... or two.
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
Not all who wander are lost
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Jun 3, 2020 10:09 AM CST

It depends upon how much plant is left. If there are nodes (the spots where leaves were) and roots, it will grow again.
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and proclaiming...."WOW What a Ride!!" -Mark Frost

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