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Beginner Gardening: Holes in the leaves of my tomato plant

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Kihei, HI

April 15, 2013
1:05 PM

Post #9485133

What could be eating the leaves on my tomato plant and the edges? These are also planted with basil to repel tomato worms and I don't have any fruit yet. thanks!

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Plantersville, TX
(Zone 9a)

April 15, 2013
6:57 PM

Post #9485404

There are thousands of insects around. I usually pull the old & yellowed leaves off, & the plant looks good again.


Charlotte, NC
(Zone 7b)

April 17, 2013
6:49 AM

Post #9487040

Those "trails" in the leaves are caused by leaf miners. You should remove those leaves immediately and put them in the trash - not the compost.

As to the holes - they could be caused by any number of bugs. Personally, I let the good bugs and the birds take care of the bad bugs.

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