Tomato Plants Turning white
I live in the Pacific NW of Washington State and just planted 3 healthy looking tomato plants. They are now turning almost white and look like they are dying. Same problem with my cucumber plants. The weather has been nice, but with a cold wind. Could the weather be affecting them or a disease? HELP!
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The response that you're observing on your tomato and cucumber transplants is typical of sunscald and windburn on new transplants. After growing in a protected greenhouse or other spot indoors, transplants benefit from a gradual hardening off before transplanting outdoors. It's best to place them in a protected spot out of the wind and out of direct sun for a week or so before actually transplanting them to the garden. Since the damage has already occurred on your plants this year, this information is to help you next year. Your plants may recover fully. Make sure they have adequate, but not too much moisture. And it may still help to protect them from winds by erecting a shield on the windward side of the plants.

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