Pepper plant help?
Yesterday, I planted some peppers and tomatoes (bought at Lowes) in five-gallon containers. Several hours later, I noticed that one of the pepper plants (a sweet banana) had two newer leaves that were curly. I don't know whether they had always been so and I just did not notice, or if they're a new development. I had bought the plants three days ago and left them out in the front porch because it was raining hard over the weekend. The porch is covered, though, being sick and not quite lucid, I didn't make the connection that the plants still needed watering, so they were a little parched but nothing too bad-- they perked right up after I planted them in the big containers and watered them a little. Anyway, I'm a little concerned because there's a small bushy plant nearby that had a couple of curly leaves and my boyfriend said it was some sort of disease. Also, when I woke up this morning and went to check on the plantlings, I noticed that the same pepper plant and a tomato plant had had a bite taken out of one of their larger leaves. Which is kind of weird to me, because on each plant, only a single leaf was damaged. I checked and there were no little bugs anywhere on any of the plants. My boyfriend said it might be snails, but I didn't see any anywhere out front, and there were no slime trails or any other indication that a crawly bug had gone through. I took these with an iPhone this morning-- sorry for the low quality; it's the only camera I have on hand at the moment. These are both of the pepper plant. My boyfriend suggested we could return him for a new plant, but I'd like to save him if I could. This is my first time attempting any sort of gardening, and I've become somewhat attached to these particular fellows. (Played Debussy for them for a few hours last night because I heard somewhere music helps plants grow.) So what do you guys think? Will he be all right? Is there anything I can do to help? Or am I better off getting a new plant?