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Tomato Leaf Problem

Hi, Can anyone tell me what might be the problem with my tomato plants? I am fearing it will be something severe, but hoping it might just be leaf burn or that I am not watering them enough? Please help! Thank You 


  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 53,966
    I wouldn't be too worried about those Jerry. It's normal to get some blemishes and marking as time goes on. Are they undercover? They may just be struggling with high temps and not enough air. They look a wee bit congested, but it might just be the photo. Good air flow is important as the plants get bigger to prevent any pests and diseases. There's a few curled leaves there, but again, it doesn't necessarily mean there's real problems.
    Overwatering can cause as many issues as underwatering. Plants need air around the roots. I only water when plants are a bit droopy looking, but the most important thing is consistency with it - keeping the same regime through the life of the plant.  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 10,936
    As Fg says - nothing there to worry about
    The plants grow fast and furious and the leaves do get spots/marks etc etc during the season - it's just what they do
    Curling leaves and leaves with purple maybe due to a brief chill or draught, but again, nothing of concern
    Just keep up a regular cycle of watering as Fg says. That's most important to prevent toms splitting and blossom end rot

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  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,391
    Also make sure you only water them at the base, never letting water get on the leaves.  This is important in a greenhouse as water droplets on the leaves can allow leaf diseases to take hold as well as reputedly acting as little magnifying glasses, concentrating sunlight and causing leaf burn spots.
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
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