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    Hazzy is offline Germinator
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    Default Help with tomato plants please

    Hi, Am a newbie to this forum so hello.
    Was just wondering if anyone can help. I have grown tomatoes from seed this summer, in containers. Just moneymaker and gardeners delight as a bit of a newbie. They have fruited and some are ripening now this has happened.
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    The background to them is - they are outside in containers, the weather has gone from scorching sun to lots of rain to almost autumnal. I feed them occasionally and I pruned the leaves incorrectly I think. It's my first time with tomatoes.
    Am hoping I have attached the photos correctly. They show blackened leaves on one plant and shrivelled wilting on another 2.
    Thanks.
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    Magnesium deficiency or something similar. A couple if mine have done that.
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    They look as if they were desperately short of feed, which is why they turned purple round the edges - but the brown leaves and collapsed stems look as if they have blight now as well

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    I would agree with Thelma ^^^.

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    Where are you Hazzy, it helps to know then the advice will be more accurate. BTW welcome to the vine.
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    Thanks everyone for your help. I meant to put where I live. It's in the East Midlands. Just looked at the feed I use and it has nitrogen not magnesium. Thank you

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    Keep up with the feed it add a dash of Epsom salts for the magnesium.
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