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Tomato leaf problems

Hi All

I have two tomato plants in a grow bag in a small lean-to greenhouse, and i keep the doors partially open to keep temperatures under control (it gets hot!).

Over the last few days one of the plants has patches of dead tissue forming, as well as brown/black spots developing. Sorry I don't have a better photo at the moment.

They are watered most days if needed, and have several trusses of fruit. Does the plant have blight? Should I remove the affected leaves? they are mainly the lower leaves. 

Any advice is appreciated!

Thank you

 

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  • PerkiPerki Rossendale - LancashirePosts: 2,184
    Its not blight, you say its the lower leaves which is probably sun scorch after water droplets have splashed up when watering. 
  • Perki said:
    Its not blight, you say its the lower leaves which is probably sun scorch after water droplets have splashed up when watering. 
    Thanks Perki, would that cause both dark spots and the brown dead patches?
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,349
    Yes - it's pretty normal. The lower leaves get untidy and rough as the plants start producing their fruit and maturing anyway, and you can remove them as they're not providing any real purpose by then.
    It can help with the airflow too, as plants can get a bit crowded by this time of year when they're in a small greenhouse.  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • Okay that’s good to know, thanks!
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