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Wind burn/stress on bean and tomato plants - can they be saved? Help!

Does anyone have any solutions for wind burn/stress on bean plant and tomato plant leaves? I live on the 6th floor with a terrace where I have my bean and tomato plant. Its been 29 degrees and very windy the last couple of days and the leaves on both plants have shrivelled/look to be disintegrating - is there anyway of saving the plants?

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  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 20,544
    edited 21 May
    Could you rig up some kind of windbreak for the hottest/windiest parts of the day? Move the pots indoors when the sun is at its height?
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  • nick615nick615 SW IrelandPosts: 1,098
    HOLLYALEXABRYANT  Another drawback to living in Switzerland?  Frankly, I gave up on tomatoes because of wind damage but my runner beans seem able to cope, PROVIDING they have enough nutrition material underneath and sufficient moisture.  All I can suggest is that you develop a system whereby the pots you use contain the nutrition, e.g. a good handful of say chicken manure pellets that  I find mine like.  If you then stand the pot(s) in a shallow tray that you keep full of a feed made up of the same pellets in water and well shaken up.  If you can improve the chances of success with a shelter of clear polythene sheeting, that'll be good but, with such a divers geography between alpine south and the lower Basel area, that can have an effect.
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 28,045
    Wind will quickly desiccate leaves so make sure your plants are well watered and have enough moisture at the roots to compensate.   Some netting to filter the wind will also help reduce its effect.
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  • Kate 7Kate 7 Posts: 311
    Obviously try to prevent more damage. Plants already damaged may still do well. There's always someone on the allotments who plants beans out too soon and they look so sad. But they come bouncing back and still crop well.
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