Deformed/Curling leaves. Pics. (Unfinished Manure)
Take a look at this:
I have four plants like that. Here they all are with others for comparison (The two closer plants are healthy. There are six tomato plants total in this picture):
What do these four plants have in common that the two healthy ones don't? In that area of the garden, I dug up all the red clay and replaced it with horse manure. You can tell by the picture of the single plant that it is probably not finished composting. I was aware of that when I planted it.
Now, the thing that kills me is how much it looks like herbicide damage. If someone showed me a picture of this, I would definitely say herbicide. I have to throw out herbicide as an issue in my case since it's only these four plants and these happen to be the four plants that were planted in horse manure.
Has anyone else seen this?
(Please be aware that this is on ongoing experiment. Please don't reply just to tell me I'm stupid for planting in straight, probably not fully composted manure. I have duplicates of these plants on the other side of the garden as the control group)
Links to pics:
Oh, and the red balls are an attempt to confuse the birds now so they'll lose interest in my garden and won't come back when the real tomatoes get there)