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Are my tomato plants healthy?

Hi, I'm a new gardener. I planted some tomato plants recently. They have been growing well but recently I noticed that their leaves are curling downwards and seem droopy. I'm new to this so not sure what I'm doing wrong. Please help.

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 74,820
    Hi  :)
    Your tomato plants could do with higher light levels but otherwise they appear healthy.

    Are you in the UK or elsewhere in the world?
    its really the wrong time of year to be growing tomatoes in the northern hemisphere unless you have access to an efficient growlight set up. 
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  • Thank you soo much for replying  :) 

    I am from India. Didn't know about the seasons though. Will keep in mind next time. 

    I am really concerned about my tomatoes now as just today they developed a brown patch on them. Attaching pics. What should I do?
  • purplerallimpurplerallim LincolnshirePosts: 4,083
    That looks like blossom end rot. The plants need lots of natural light and heat , but not too hot, to grow well. The undamaged fruit will be ok and the plant will continue to grow.
  • This literally came overnight.  Yesterday the fruits were completely unblemished.  :'(

    Can I do anything to save the fruits? Even the new fruits have some blemishes on them. What steps should I take?
  • JennyJJennyJ DoncasterPosts: 4,936
    See here. Apparently lack of soil moisture is the most likely cause. 
    I (and several other people I know) got blossom end rot on our toms for the first time this summer, when it was unusually hot and dry for the UK.  But keep the water level consistent, because erratic watering can cause the fruit to split (also common in the UK this year - it's hard to stop them drying out in 30 degree or more heat when you're out all day at  work).  Hopefully if you get the watering right, new fruits forming won't be affected. If the fruit that are already damaged ripen, just cut off the black part and use the rest.
  • Nanny BeachNanny Beach Posts: 7,216
    yes, blossom end rot, too hot in the day, (we are only jealous, here in the UK by the way) I picked my last tomatoes yesterday, put in dark drawer, and cleared the plants.
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 26,941
    Blosom end rot happens when watering is uneven and/or inadequate.   We had quite  a bit this summer in the July heatwave.  On teeny tomatoes like that, I'd remove the damaged ones to encourage energy into new flowers and fruits.  If it happens when they are bigger and riper you can just cut out the end part and eat the rest.

    Tomatoes need plenty of feeding and wtareing to keep them going well.  We can get sepcialist tomato food here.  Don't know about India.   

    Have a look at this info from the British RHS and see how you can adapt it to your growing conditions and temperatures.

    https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/grow-your-own/vegetables/tomatoes 
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • Thank you all for your replies. This helped a lot! After reading your comments I realized that indeed watering was an issue. I was watering every alternate day. I have been watering everyday since past few days and  the new fruits are okay.

    Thanks again for your help!  :)
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 26,941
    Good.  Don't forget to feed them too.  Once a week if it's liquid feed but make sure you don't make it up stronger than indicated.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
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