alistair
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Damaged tomato leaves, no obvious cause

It looks like something's eaten the underside of the leaves on my tomatoes & the squash next to them.

So my question is what's causing the damage, and what do I do about it?

(My chillies have red spider mite, but this looks different?)

thanks,
Alistair

[img]https://angeandalisadventures.com/garden/tomato_leaves1.jpg[/img]

[img]https://angeandalisadventures.com/garden/tomato_closeup1.jpg[/img]

[img]https://angeandalisadventures.com/garden/tomato_closeup2.jpg[/img]
(The green and black splodges are aphids)

[img]https://angeandalisadventures.com/garden/squash1.jpg[/img]

[img]https://angeandalisadventures.com/garden/squash2.jpg[/img]

sminkah
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Where are they kept? Mine had a similar problem earlier on in the year, and I moved them and they are happier now- it was the wind, taking all of the moisture out of their leaves. Either that or they could be too cold.

Hope that helps...

alistair
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You could be right, the little area they're in does get gusty (do tomatoes like to be against a wall, or are they ok free standing?

Also the trees at the bottom of the neighbours garden have grown a bit, so they're not getting so much sun as the ones last year.

thanks

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Jess
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We had a late frost. Just a mild one and my tomatoe leaves look just like yours! Seems to be picking up now so yours should be ok.

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