Curled Leaves

chilliwin(EU DK 7)April 26, 2013

I am looking for help for my Scorpion Moruga Blend Yellow and Tabasco. The problem is the curled leaves. I thought it was "thrips" but there is no eggs or any insects under the leaves. No aphids.

Trinidad Scorpion Moruga Blend Yellow:

Tabasco:

Thanks in advance.

Caelian

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jifjifjif(9b-Florida)

Caelian, I have one tabasco plant that has one curled leaf just like yours pictured above. My plant is in a 5-1-1 soil.

    Bookmark   April 26, 2013 at 1:56PM
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chilliwin(EU DK 7)

Hi Jifjifjif, thank you for the post. So many hours I have been looking for information about this problem by Googling but I cannot get much useful information. I have three plants have this problem.
Caelian

    Bookmark   April 26, 2013 at 5:04PM
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tyle6

It looks a calcium deficiency to me, try some cal-mag+ in your nutrient solutions.

Here is a link that might be useful: youtube link to calcium deficriency

    Bookmark   April 26, 2013 at 5:44PM
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chilliwin(EU DK 7)

Tyle6, thank you for the link. I think so, it would be calcium deficiency. Today I gave fertilizer + super thrive and tomorrow I would like to spray Epsom salt.

Caelian

    Bookmark   April 26, 2013 at 6:56PM
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tyle6

Epsom salts really only contain magnesium, unless the problem is calcium uptake lockout due to lack of mag. in the soil they wont really help. you could try washed and ground eggshells or ive heard of people using dissolved tums even.

    Bookmark   April 26, 2013 at 7:35PM
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tsheets(5)

eggshells won't break down fast enough to make a difference.

    Bookmark   April 26, 2013 at 10:47PM
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HillSeeker(3B)

Agreed that it appears to be a calcium deficiency. Took me a bit to figure that out on my superhots as well last year but supplemented with Cal-Mag and they thrived. That's all I really needed to give them once in a while. I agree that eggshells won't break down fast enough and won't provide enough for superhots. Anyone know of a more "natural" supplement like boiling eggs in vinegar water, grinding shells and watering with that? I thought I had read about something similar.

    Bookmark   April 27, 2013 at 12:37AM
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robeb_gw

Had this discussion last season.

My plants grew out of it without eggshells, tums or any other calcium supplements.

Just good old Tomato Tone and some patience.

Here is a link that might be useful: curled leaves

    Bookmark   April 27, 2013 at 12:59AM
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chilliwin(EU DK 7)

Thank you all for your suggestions, opinions and very informative links.

Caelian

    Bookmark   April 27, 2013 at 2:55AM
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