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    Default courgette leaves turning white.

    I checked my courgettes today and their leaves have white patches on them, are these anything to be worried about?

    I have taken some photos https://picasaweb.google.com/1176347...20259922183090

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    i had the same problem with feww of them... i think is kind of scorch and now they look good... i guest the plant were still small and the eat last week was too hot... now the white leaves are dropped and the new grow look fine... but wait the expert because is my second year on growing them
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    I have no idea what the problem is - but to me it looks like they need feeding by transplanting.
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    Thanks for the replys, they are in their final (Morrison's buckets) positions, so will add some fertilizer and start to harden off to move outside.

    Many thanks

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    I think you'll be watering a lot if they are in Morrison's buckets. I could be wrong as I've never grown then in containers only the open ground. Perhaps someone else who's grown in containers will be along.

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    I grow courgettes in containers and have to agree with Wendy MF'Bs are not ideal. I find I have to use a planter at least twice as big.

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    hi ,as far as I know, courgette leaves don't like to be wet and if they stay wet for long ,just turn patchy and white ,then dry off and dye, so try watering from under the leaves at the base of the stem,unless it rains and there isn't much you can do. It happened to me as well ,but new growth looks fine and they have many little courgettes.

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    it looks like they've been blown by the wind a bit. I've got sweet peas and beans that look the same. Probably wong but still , being wrong has never stopped me form sharing
    Make sure you keep on top of watering and feeding because morrisons buckets are awfully small for big old courgette plant.

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