Just moved tomato to bigger pot leaves curling!!

hjarnan_storspelareJuly 11, 2014

I have heirloom Cherokee purple tomatoes and leaves are curling! Why!?!? Help please!!

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theforgottenone1013(MI zone 5b/6a)

Well if I'm reading this right, you transplanted a very large tomato plant and now the plant is very stressed. There's a phrase for that. It's called "transplant shock". Give it time and a little shade and it might recover.


    Bookmark   July 11, 2014 at 1:37PM
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seysonn(8a WA/HZ 1)

I transplanted one just a couple of days ago myself. No wilting what so ever. You have to flood it to let the big pockets of air out.
Another reason for wilting is just due to very warm/hot weather. If it perks up at night then I would not worry

    Bookmark   July 11, 2014 at 1:55PM
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I've developed a little bit of a system for transplanting (or maybe I've discovered something everyone already knewlol). I like to move my plants out into the parking lot to get full sun and so I don't want to have to move a big pot until I have to. I've been using the black plastic pots that you buy for 89 cents or whatever. I buy them in several sizes. When the plant outgrows the pot, I water the plant really well and then I cut the bottom off of the smaller pot and place the whole thing in the bigger pot. Then I cut down the side and peel the smaller pot off completely, and fill up the rest of the big pot with soil.

Right now I have a yellow pear cherry tomato plant in a 5 gallon bucket and it has clearly outgrown it, but I am scared to death to attempt to transplant it. It is 6 feet tall, in a tomato ring cage and like 50000 bamboo stakes to supplement that stupid wimpy cage. It looked so small when I got it and since the tomatoes are small I thought it would be fine in a pot! (Which, now that I think about it, makes NO sense). Turns out they grow up to 12 feet high. whoops.

    Bookmark   July 11, 2014 at 5:50PM
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Thank you gues but I think I miss said. Few things the leaves were curled b4 I changed pots I got it like this and moved it to bigger pot because it was in a 1 gal ! Think it's just because it's hot!?

    Bookmark   July 12, 2014 at 5:54PM
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