On Wed, 4 Jun 2008 20:13:10 -0700 (PDT), "www.locoworks.com"
:On Jun 4, 6:52?pm, Dan Musicant ( firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote:
:> I've seen this sort of strange growth on tomatoes before. I read a line
:> or two in a book that seemed to suggest tangentally that over
:> fertilization of some kind might be responsible for this. However, I
:> want some confirmation because it was very anecdotal.
:> I have 6 Early Girl tomato plants growing where I usually have very good
:> luck. They are planted in soil that was mixed with a considerable amount
:> of my own compost do a depth of nearly 2 feet. However, the plants
:> aren't doing terribly well, the the corkscrew-like twisting has me
:> wondering if I did something wrong. Does anyone know what causes this
:> unusual growth pattern? I don't usually get it.
:Is it the stems that are curling up, or the leaves?
It's the stems. I always seem to have some leaf curl too, and do this
year also (exposing the bottoms of the leaves, and it's pronounced), but
I think this is probably a different issue.