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Tomato help

Postby peppercorn » Fri Jun 24, 2016 5:15 am

I don't know whats going on here, has anyone else seen this?
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lower down leaves are perfect
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The leaves at near the top of the tomato plants are heavely curled. The lower down leaves look fine,colour looks good on all leaves, deep rich green, it seems its only the higher smaller leaves doing this, and its only to this one barrel of plants, 5 other barrels, watered the same way,all grown from seed, with the same soil, same light, exact same conditions and no problems with them? its going on 2 weeks and it seems to be getting worse? Plants are nearing 4 feet high with good thick stocks. any ideas.....no fertilizer used yet, though I was going to start using a little miracle grow....
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Re: Tomato help

Postby farmgal » Fri Jun 24, 2016 10:40 pm

its heat related, make such you are watering at the bottom, watering from the top can leave water in the leaves and sun can shine though heating even more..

nothing you can do about it, other the wit for the heat to break, happening to lots of us
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Re: Tomato help

Postby farmgal » Fri Jun 24, 2016 10:41 pm

don't forget to take suckers out of the plants as needed
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Re: Tomato help

Postby peppercorn » Sat Jun 25, 2016 6:11 am

Thanks, yes watering the bottom,I was wondering if heat was the reason but couldn't figure out how as the other tomato plants are fine, this one barrel may just be getting more reflected light from the mirrors, I may need to adjust them..Ill monitor it more. I do have to catch up on pruning the suckers......
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Re: Tomato help

Postby cardwell125 » Sat Nov 26, 2016 2:26 pm

In 2014 the 3 bug out cabins and my gardens were destroyed by unusaully high flooding .. So rather than risk a similar disaster ... we are rebuilding everything on higher ground ..which intails clearing the wood land ..
So as I did with my potatoes I tried something different with my tomatoes ... I planted my plum tomatoes in straw bales .. great results .. try it ..lots of info on straw bales on YouTube .... Papa JOHN
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