I have several tomato plants growing in pots on our deck, in south east PA.
One of the tomatoes is being grown in a 5 gallon plastic container. It was a
chlorine container which was thoroughly washed several times, with numerous
holes drilled in the bottom.
The plant is about 3 1/2 feet tall and is starting to produce a few tomatoes.
The leaves are beginning to curl, especially on the bottom half of the plant.
We've had plenty of rain (3" in the last week). Also I give it a good watering
from the hose every few days. I have used potting soil with the time release
What could be the problem?
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Thanks in advance for your help.
If the plants seem otherwise green and healthy, I would put this down to
physiological leaf roll. Some tomato varieties have and inherited characteristic
(the wilty gene) which makes the leaves tend to roll. This occurs on the older
leaves typically after the plants begin bearing fruit.
Pat in Plymouth MI ('someplace.net' is comcast)
Any technology distinguishable from magic is insufficiently advanced.
On Mon, 21 Jun 2004 05:04:01 -0500, firstname.lastname@example.org (Pat
In NE Florida we have had so much "summer" already
that the tomatoes were really a total loss this year. They
are small, Very acidic, not at all sweet, not even usable
for fried green. Same varieties, same treatment as always.
I suppose they will make good compost!
Next year will be better, I'm sure.
After getting a new computer and losing All my programs(!),
I'm finally back following all the encouraging info this NG
offers. TKS to all.
In our last fun filled episode, 21 Jun 2004 04:22:07 GMT,
email@example.com (JTULL5) proclaimed:
Leaves that curl up are the first warning of <spit!> thrips.
plants can survive a little <spit!> thrip damage, most vanities
can't survive their Weapon of Mass Destruction, Tomato
Spotted Wilt Virus, however.
<spit!>Thrips are almost too small to see. but if you put aninfected leaf in some alcohol and shake it, you can gleefully
watch their bodies float away from the leaf.
You don't say where you are, but <spit!> thrips have been an
especially bad problem in the Southeast for the last few years.
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