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28/06/2013 at 12:51

Advice required please, as both money maker and sweet million tom varieties grown in separate greenhouses at the allotment are suffering from leaf curl.& slight discolouration to some of the leaves but no 'spots' as such. Leaf texure is slightly leathery too and general growth rate seems reduced despite the good weather. Red spider mite prevalent in one house but not the other and not on plants especially rather the staging etc. No other pests evident and as such, no pesticides applied. Same varieties being grown at home and no issues there. All help appreciated thank you

Tigersprout

28/06/2013 at 13:34

i don/t worry about leaf curl much. it occurs when plants are growing. i sugest feeding more.try two or even 3 times a week .it could be your compost is running out of nutriants.  if leaves are yellowing put a teaspoon of epson salts sprinkled round base and water in. it could be lack of magnesium. good luck. let us know of progress.

28/06/2013 at 14:00

Thanks, have been feeding twice a week with standard tom feed so will increase the dosage. Will also try the epson salts advice too. Thanks again =)

28/06/2013 at 14:13

Hi Tigersprout, my tomatoes that are nearest the greenhouse door do the same, I think it may be that they are too cold.

28/06/2013 at 14:21

Leaf curl is normally a temperature issue I think, but there are people with a lot more knowledge than me on here though. A picture of the yellowing leaves might help too.

28/06/2013 at 18:32

If tomatoes have been planted in decent compost they do not need any feeding until the first truss of fruit has set.  

Over-feeding causes more problems than people realise.

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