August - Safeguard your tomato plants

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Remove the lower level leaves from your tomato plant to help reduce its risk of disease and keep it thriving for longer.

When a tomato plant’s growth is dense or when the leaves lie to close to the ground this can mean that the leaves are permanently in the shade. By removing the lower level leaves from the plant the remaining leaves have more space and access to sunlight so are more likely to stay drier and free from soil containing pathogens, thus they are more protected from disease.

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