Tomato Plants Having Issues
I seem to be struggling with my tomatoes (or so it feels like) this year. Last year was the first year I gardened at all and grew the plants from seed pretty effortlessly... I guess I got lucky! So now that I am having problems it is very frustrating.
I am growing three varieties (a cherry and two heirloom slicing). I grew the same cherry and one of the slicing varieties last year so only one variety is new. They are growing under the same conditions. I started them in one of those 36 cell trays, then as they got larger I transplanted them to 3x3 plastic pots. I did the same thing last year and used brand new pots this time. When I transplanted them I used Miracle Gro potting soil as I did last year. They are under fluorescent lights (again the same ones) and I turn them off from 11pm-7am.
The cherry tomatoes (with the exception of two plants) all seem to have the same problem. The stems of the leaves that were present on transplant started twisting and being all weird and eventually the leaves fall off (presumably since the stem is so twisted preventing water from reaching the leaves). The new growth is nice and green and normal looking at first but within a few days starts to fold up at the edges. The leaves are bumpy underneath and have light little dots.
The two slicing varieties are suffering from a different issue (but they are both having it). The leaves are turning slightly yellow and going on to develop very light (almost white) spots. I am wondering if perhaps this has something to do with the soil conditions or maybe too much light? Maybe it's the fluorescent lights? I can't see why it would be a problem since it wasn't last year but I don't know much about this still.
I have separated the ones having issues from the rest of the plants and put them in a sunny window for now until I can figure out what is going on with them. I grow extra and have one or two of each plant that is not showing any signs of problems yet so hopefully I can keep it that way. Does anyone have any insight? In the photo the plant in the middle is the cherry.