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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2009 6:35 pm    Post subject: Black borders on tomato leaves Reply with quote

Hi all,
I noticed today that two plants of tomatoes show a black/yellow border on their leaves (see picture). They are tumbler cherry tomato plants, they stay in a hanging basket and they are exposed to full sun and, in the last days, to a fairly strong wind. Could it be the cause, or is it something else? Thanks.



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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2009 6:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Could be the weather is a little too cold to have tomato out yet.
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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2009 8:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

looks like wind-chill to me, but better research other causes to be sure.
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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 2:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

daigo75 the other possibility that slightly resembles your problem is tomato blight.
But it is too early in the year to see this.
So a chilly wind it looks to be.

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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 2:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks all, I will see what I can do. Maybe I should give some shelter to these plants, but, as I said, they are in baskets and my tiny greenhouse is too small for them. I think I should invest in a bigger one... I'd like to have a big polytunnel, but I'm renting the house where I live and it would be money I can't get back. Sad
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