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Photos will help, Bf. How did they look when you last saw them?
Thank you italophile!
here you go
Holes/rips might be from hail damage as you mentioned storms. Another possibility is slugs/snails - they always climb up things during extended periods of rain. Lower leaves on tomatoes invariably start to look tatty at this time of the year anyway though - as soon as they start to turn a bit yellow you may as well cut them off. The plants look healthy enough to me and there seems to be no sign of disease.
I agree. The marks on the toms look like either hail damage or bugs having had a suck.
I wouldn't worry about damage on the upper leaves - they will still be doing their job of feeding the plants so leave them unless they become diseased.
My tomatoes have changed like this too, following an absolute *pounding* by hail last week. I'd never seen anything like it!
There are even 'chips' knocked out of the vines themselves, and a load of yellow flowers knocked clean off the plants.
This is the first year I've planted tomatoes, and I planted them rather late. None have ripened yet, with most fruits still being about an inch across. So now that the weather has changed, will this slow down growth? I'd be disappointed if just as I get a load of fruits growing on my vines, they all die off because of the cold.
Definitely cut your losses and pick everything - don't put stems, leaves and affected fruits on the compost. Once blight starts it spreads rapidly - overnight in my case (also SE England).