I assume mites are a given and treat my plants in a prophylactic manner. this is usually presented as stunted new growth and curled and deformed leaves. i have taken to spraying emulsified neem every other day for a week or two for a serious infestation and then weekly as a preventative throughout the growing season. I also am next to a row of poplar trees that constantly blow aphids and mites onto my plants so that might be the reason. recently I've been using method 1-pps which is 10% rosemary oil and 2% peppermint oil which is much less harsh on the plants but kills bugs on contact. kind of fun to see them all die in a fine mist and the spray smells much nicer than neem (gross).
Hello and thanks for that.
I have used Neem a lot when in Spain growing plants which for all sorts of reasons should not be named.
solid7 gave me a heads up on mites as well.
In Spain for a week more, then back to my plants. Never heard of the rosemary and peppermint treatment. If I have a bug, which is becoming more likely, it is too small too see.
I have one pepper plant which now has holes in the leaves like eighth of inch to quarter inch holes in the middle.
Leaves are browning.
I take you point to assume infection from start. Will proceed as per,your advice in future.