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All of a sudden the outer edges of some of the redbor kale leaves seem to be drying. Anyone know why this could happen?

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  • Have they had a sudden exposure to very hot sun, or has your weather done anything dramatic recently? – Bamboo May 25 '17 at 15:33
  • We were in the 90s for a few days. I do have a row cover on it so it may be getting warmer under the row cover possibly? – JStorage May 25 '17 at 18:41
  • it does look like heat damage to me - sunburn or excessive heat, maybe combined with too much moisture loss from the soil. – Bamboo May 25 '17 at 19:25
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Turns out this is related to some excessive and abnormal heat wave we had for a few days. The plant seems to have recovered, except for the few leaves that got hit with the excessive heat. In hindsight I should have increased the water frequency or times during the heat wave.

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  • Yes, I am in Zone 9B and our weather is pretty dry – JStorage May 31 '17 at 1:08
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    I will try this next time I encounter abnormal heat – JStorage May 31 '17 at 1:12

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