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Jun 3, 2018 11:30 AM CST
Phoenix, AZ
I'm experiencing leaf curle at the bottom of the plant and branch curl at the top. What's going on? What should I do?
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Jun 3, 2018 11:38 AM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland (Zone 7b)
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How long have you had it
Do you fertilize
Did you repot
(more history please)
Plant it and they will come.
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Jun 3, 2018 11:48 AM CST
Phoenix, AZ
I planted it in it's current container about 6 weeks ago(seedling from garden show). I buried it fairly deep putting another 4 inches under the soil. I use a miricle grow plant food once every two weeks. About a week ago I move it to a shaded location, because of the sun. It was getting about 7/8 hours of direct sun. I noticed the curl about three weeks ago, but thought it would grow out of it.
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Jun 3, 2018 12:41 PM CST
Name: Big Bill
Livonia Michigan (Zone 6a)
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Tomatoes like a good amount of direct sun, 4 hours minimum. 6 hours would be better.
Extensive heat is something they do not like. Steady temperatures in the 90's would cause problems.
I fertilize mine twice, once 2 weeks after planting, and again when they first start to set fruit.
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Jun 3, 2018 1:00 PM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland (Zone 7b)
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Perhaps stop fertilizing until it's grown out of this problem.
Plant it and they will come.
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Jun 3, 2018 1:03 PM CST
Name: Mindi Hammerstone
Tracy, CA (Zone 9b)
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Is leaf curl a disease or just something that happens. Just my curiosity.

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Jun 3, 2018 6:35 PM CST
Phoenix, AZ
I don't believe it's a disease. Thus far I've reduce watering and moved it to a shady spot. I'll eliminate fertilizer as well. Hopefully it will self correct.
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