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    Do you think the tomato leaves look like they might have the beginnings of magnesium deficiency but potting them on into new compost would probably sort them out,if not Epsom salt mixed with water helps I donít remember the dilution rate itís something like two teaspoons in 100ml of water but I just made that up,google magnesium deficiency & Epsom salt

    Thereís advice about dilution in this thread -
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    No, no greenhouse but Im about to start hardening everything off this week. Im in Birmingham.

    I hope it is just the heat / sun although they seemed fine while its been sunny and hot, and then over the last few days as the weather took a turn for the worst and the sun went it they started showing these signs. The tomatoes and gherkins that is.
    The courgettes have been showing those signs for ages but got worse now. As soon as they grew any kind of larger leaves they were like that.

    I will also try the Epsom salt thing.

    Thanks!!!
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    Have you tipped up the pots and looked at the roots?? I've had serious problems this year with loads of maggots eating the roots from the young plants....fungus gnat larvae
    Can Anyone help with my Veg Plants?-48d97f4c-1f34-4546-953c-10e47bde8782.jpg
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    https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=804

    When did you last pot on, how big are the pots? Are any roots showing out of the bottom?
    Have you got any photos of the roots?
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    Bigger pots and fresh compost should sort them out, Gourds in general dont half grow quick, pot them on and on ubtill their ready to go out,
    this year so far is another strange one, keep them warm and plant them out as soon as it warms up a bit more.
    loads on my lottie have their beans in, mine are getting pretty big now but they won go out till next week at least, trudt nature not the books and your own judgement will serve you best

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scarlet View Post
    Have you tipped up the pots and looked at the roots?? I've had serious problems this year with loads of maggots eating the roots from the young plants....fungus gnat larvae
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    When did you last pot on, how big are the pots? Are any roots showing out of the bottom?
    Have you got any photos of the roots?
    Yeah, my first sowings of cucumbers and peas were killed off by those nasty things.
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    I'd also advise checking for fungus gnat grubs given you say small flies buzzing around. They can do a lot of damage to young plants. Take a couple of plants out of pots and you may find you don't have a lot of root left. If that's the case then wash off all the compost from the roots to get rid of the grubs and then pot them into fresh compost. A covering of grit on top of each pot will stop the fly laying eggs on the compost surface. Good luck
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    The pots are 15cm diameter. I last potted on about 3 weeks ago.
    Ive just had a few plants out of the pots for a look at the roots. As a beginner I'm not exactly sure how much root they should have but to be honest, I expected a bit more. I've just spent 10 minutes squinting through a magnifying glass and I couldnt find anything moving or resembling a creature there.
    Heres a few pics of the roots.




    I think it could be a magnesium deficiency as mentioned by Jungle Jane. The pictures of the leaves seem to match up anyway. Ive ordered some Epsom Salts so I will give them a go.
    Not happy about losing all my spinach this week, I hope I can save the tomatoes.

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    the plants in the later photos look healthy - most likely a bit of starvation due to be in small pots for a bit too long, plus some sun scorch on a couple of the leaves from bright sun light - all should be fine when they are planted out.
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