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17/05/2013 at 16:06

I have some very robust tomato plants in the greenhouse but a couple of the plants have leaves that are curling inwards.Any ideas why?

17/05/2013 at 16:37

Could they be slightly too dry?

17/05/2013 at 16:51

Conflicting temperature between day highs and night lows-very common this time of year-no much to worry about

17/05/2013 at 16:53

I have 3 tomato plants shirley, gardeners delight, and alcante, but I dont know which to pinch out and which to leave.

17/05/2013 at 17:03
lynredshaw wrote (see)

I have 3 tomato plants shirley, gardeners delight, and alcante, but I dont know which to pinch out and which to leave.

You just remove the side shoots on those varieties-pinch out the top when 4/6 trusses are set-some time away yet

17/05/2013 at 17:09

Depending on which leaves are curling, if new ones and they look healthy colour I was always told it wasn't a bad sign, in fact good sign..but maybe old wives tale ?? Mine never came to any harm after a bit of curl. Sure someone on forum will know.

17/05/2013 at 17:12

Thank you very much for your replies, I can now rest easy!

17/05/2013 at 17:22

Thankyou lazy gardener, will do.


19/05/2013 at 14:51

Tom leaves curling is about the most commonly reported tom problem. And, most often, it's not a problem. Fluctuating temps can cause it, overwatering, overfertilising, all sorts of things. There are at least two virus diseases that will cause it but there are myriad other symptoms associated with the viruses that you'd also notice.

19/05/2013 at 15:07

Thank you Italophile. I can relax now and stop worrying!

01/07/2013 at 21:02

My Shirleys are looking very green sturdy and healthy but the top leaves above the 2nd trusses are curling and twisting.  All seems OK otherwise so I'm leaving well alone and crossing my fingers.  I have a watering system in the greenhouse so I don't think it's erratic water control, but as said earlier in the year, it could be temperature changes although the variation hasn't been too great these last few days.  Any thoughts?  Ain't gardening fun!

01/07/2013 at 21:40

Some of mine are curling in the upper leaves but they are a good colour. I'm sure they'll be ok. Some days wonderful weather, door wide open, other days cool & dull, door part closed. What's a poor tomato to do ? 

01/07/2013 at 21:57

Aren't you glad your not a tomato!!!

02/07/2013 at 09:47

Better a tomato than a wrinkly old cucumber.  Oh, hang on a minute .....

02/07/2013 at 11:18

Tomato leaves do react to various minor changes and need no remedial action I think...although there are some tomato experts here so it's only my humble opinion.  However, I do look at the curling leaf and unfold to check a caterpillar etc is not lurking in there

Not far from trying my first toms of the year .....sign of summer.  Another sign is the heatwave coming at week' s end.   Yippee.....sorry, bit over excited!

02/07/2013 at 11:30

Verdun i'm exited to. but my tomato plants are only just starting to flower up here in north Manchester. If this heatwave lats all month i to will soon be eating toms

What else have you been eating from your patch?

02/07/2013 at 11:47

I'm very jealous.  I'm central south and nowhere near eating our toms.  I'll try to remember to gloat when yours have run out and I'm still harvesting - blight permitting.

02/07/2013 at 12:23

Hello michael

Well, eating gooseberries, carrots, radishes, lettuce, Beetroot, spring onions, rhubarb.  And blueberries will be soon too. But, no peaches .....forgot to cover against peach leaf curl and it's affected fruit.  And runner beans?  Every year I would be picking pounds of them in June but they're only just starting to flower and only just reaching the top of the framework.   Worst spring ever for cold.  Eating loads of Cornish strawberries up the road.  No need to grow my own.  

Thats right, you can gloat later in the year when mine have gone.  It all balances out

02/07/2013 at 16:03

Hi  fron the midlands I have lots of flowers on my beans and a few have dropped off but can't see any beans.

02/07/2013 at 19:25

lynredshaw. The beans will come, I've still some left to plant out.

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