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I have a Alicante tomato plant growing in a pot on the windowsill. It has been growing healthily for 3 weeks or so & is about 2ft. high. Suddenly the stems on the plant have begun to curl downwards some of them so badly that they are touching the main stem. I have followed all instructions given on this web site. Any ideas why?????
Sometimes they do that. I find those plants which are located by sources of draught i.e greenhouse doors, suffer the most. Never had a plant die of this but will grow slightly less rigorous than the others.
It is wilting because I guess you have it on a sunny windowsill with the sun roasting it?
Too hot and too dry and atmosphere move to a shadier spot
lazy gardener - Sorry no. In subdued light & has been well watered
Perhaps too well watered-plants suffer from over watering as well -they wilt
Check the root ball is it sodden?
Billyc - have you, opened a window open nearby ?
lazy gardener - You may have a point I think maybe I have overwatered. Should I leave to dry out?
marshmellow - Plant in close proximity to outside door obviously opening & closing. Should I move plant?
I must admit I don't over-water tomato plants. You can if you like, but in "greenhouse situation " 2 plants must be postioned by an open door. I just live with the curl - they still produce fruit.
I would let it dry out-do not keep constantly moist-not required