Tomato Leaf Curl

Hbkdgen(6b)July 12, 2011

I recently planted four tomato plants I purchased at a local nursery in my garden. As of yesterday, I have noticed some upper leaf curl on one of the cherry tomato plants I purchased, and am not sure what is causing the curling. I've read the cause of the curling could be from the recent planting (2-4 days ago) or due to the excessive 90+ degree heat I've been experiencing in my area for a few days now. The plants receive ample sunlight each day, along with being watered twice a day. Please advise if you may have any idea or can reaffirm that the leaf curl is caused by the exceptional heat or the transplant. Picture is attached below, thank you in advance!

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Everything I've read about leaf curl (I've had some, too), indicates that: a) there are a large number of possible causes, and b) it is pretty impossible to ever pinpoint what the exact cause is.

Sudden changes in temperature, watering (lack or excess of water) and soil conditions (such as transplanting) seem to be the most commonly cited causes. You seem to be combating at least two of these.

If the plant is healthy, I wouldn't worry too much about it. Especially since there's not much you can do about either circumstance, unfortunately.

    Bookmark   July 13, 2011 at 1:09PM
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