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kelibremnerkelibremner EdinburghPosts: 17
I'm needing a second opinion!?
I've looked up the diseases for both tomatoes and courgettes plants I have, and I'm concerned that I need to distroy both plants!
I've taken pictures of the problems.
The tomatoes I think it's Mosaic virus, and the courgettes, I'm unsure, the whole courgette isn't covered, only a few leaves. 
Any advice would be greatly appreciated. 

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  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,336
    If those spots are only on the lower leaves of the tomato then I wouldn't worry as most tomato plants get these, which is probably a minor fungal spot infection and usually caused by high humidity and poor airflow.  Some courgettes do naturally get white markings on the leaves like those.  Again, as long as long as the plants are producing fruit and new leaves look unaffected, I wouldn't worry about it.
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  • NollieNollie Girona, Catalunya, Northen Spain.Posts: 5,653
    I agree with Bob, your tomatoes don’t look bad at all, there will always be a bit of discolouration and spotting on leaves, plus the lower leaves tend to yellow and die off anyway. Just be careful not to feed until they have set fruit and not to overwater them. Keep an eye on them and post again of the problem seems to be getting worse.

    That pattern of paling in courgettes is normal, this plant (happens to be a yellow courgette but they all have that paling) has produced a fair amount of fruit already and is perfectly healthy:


  • NollieNollie Girona, Catalunya, Northen Spain.Posts: 5,653
    PS - don’t water over the leaves, water at the base. Sometimes spotting can be caused by watering the leaves before the sun gets to them causing a bit of sun bleaching.
  • kelibremnerkelibremner EdinburghPosts: 17
    This is music to my ears, thanks, the spotting is on the bottom of the plants, and I have watered the leaves, I'll use the hose and not the rose head. 
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