Could you help me find what is destroying my peppermint? via /r/gardening


Could you help me find what is destroying my peppermint?

Hello all,

I have a lovely peppermint plant on my balcony. This bug (looks like a caterpillar) keeps eating the leaves and leaving black spots all over (is it poop or eggs? can't tell).

I keep spraying with a mixture of clear alcohol and soap and also get rid of dead leaves or "infected" ones.

It goes away for a bit but keeps coming back. I found one and sprayed it with the mix and it died but apparently it somehow keeps coming back.My other plants are all healthy and they do not seem to be affected. This bug insists on feeding on my peppermint/spearmint and mint but seems to especially prefer the first.

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I would be grateful for any advice you could provide as I'm a novice gardener!

Submitted October 05, 2015 at 06:38PM by skyleaper
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