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25/06/2013 at 17:39

Evenin, one tomato plant in the greenhouse has decided to look a little sad, the upper leaves have started to close in and go a little limp, the lower leaves seem fine and no odd marks on the leaves. I have checked the soil and it is not overly wet. The variety is golden pearl, any ideas? Thanks

25/06/2013 at 17:58

Hi Mike, have you got some ventilation in the greenhouse? Sometimes they just get so hot in there! I only have little plastic growhouses at the moment but it's amazing how the heat builds up - even on cooler days - and the plants look really weary. A bit of fresh air usually perks them up. If nothing else seems amiss that might be all they need. 

25/06/2013 at 18:03

Thanks, well vented and all other plants all okay. Thanks

25/06/2013 at 18:08

That's all I can think of Mike! They do go a bit curly anyway so there's probably nothing wrong. I've just looked at mine and that's what they look like too.

If you can put a photo on that might help - there's lots of very expert tomato growers on here who will be able to help and reassure you.

25/06/2013 at 19:09

Five out of six of my greenhouse tomatoes have done the something similar. Only the young leaves are severely wilted, dark green and stunted. The ones I planted in the garden at the same time are fine. The greenhouse does not overheat as it's in partial shade.

Although the growing tip and damaged leaves show no sign of recovery I am training a side shoot to take over the job and I've earthed up the stem to encourage new roots.

Here's hoping!

27/06/2013 at 10:33

Mike, when you say the soil doesn't seem overly wet, how often are you watering?

Any chance of photos of these two possibly related problems?

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