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    I tend to agree with Scarlet Ben, they look really healthy fro the photos.
    Other than an aphid or two hiding in the jungle, my best guess would be maybe repotting, their being fed so i really cant see much of a problem there.

    I have several peppers/chillis that were infested with greenfly before i spotted them and they really look like death warmed up, yours look lush
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    I'm with the aphid damage theory. Sometimes they do the damage before the leaves open and then scarper. As the leaves grow the damage appears.
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    Yep agree aphids are/have been there. At first you need a magnifying glass to see them, they are so tiny.
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    I agree, its aphids. Some of my chillis are like this at the moment. I have sprayed them with bug killer and they seem to be ok now.

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    Growing the plants outside could also be a factor. It's warm now, but until recently not so much, especially at night. I've found that in cooler temperatures the leaves can become stunted and more leathery. New growth from plants permanently under cover is softer and generally bigger.

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    I was having the exact same thing happen until the last week or so, it turned out I had greenfly but hadn't yet noticed. Thankfully a nice wee spider has spun himself a web between a few leaves and has been taking care of the problem, my new leaves are a lot less crinkled now.
    Also if it is that the plant isn't getting enough calcium try whizzing a couple of eggshells through a food processor and then adding that to the soil when you next water.

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    Egg shells aren't all that water soluble. If you dissolve them in a little vinegar they'll dissolve and at the same time neutralise the acidity in the vinegar (add, stir and stand - keep doing this unroll no more egg shells dissolve) the end liquor can be added to the watering can and contains dissolved calcium.

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