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Tomato plant curling and spots

Jack1974Jack1974 WhitstablePosts: 57
Hi All,

I hope the sun has shone for you today!

Could you please give some feedback on the attached photos? We're puzzled, and wondered if we're over watering?

Many thanks in advance.

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  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 47,198
    Is it outside?
    Its too early.
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • Jack1974Jack1974 WhitstablePosts: 57
    Hi Fairygirl,

    Yes, it's outside. Is it the temperature at night that they don't like? I didn't realise now is too soon. I'll bring them in. 
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 47,198
    edited May 2020
    Yes - they need to be at least double figures at night.  :)
    Also - is it in a growbag? Try and keep it up off the ground a bit.
    They need a good shake to mix the compost in them before planting, otherwise they can be very soggy, which is also not great. Tomatoes are always better slightly on the dry side. 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • GemmaJFGemmaJF Posts: 2,286
    June for outdoor tomatoes. Still gets far too chilly at night in May. We have forecasts of 2 and 3 degrees overnight here in the next week.
  • tui34tui34 Béziers, Herault, FrancePosts: 2,171
    The white spots could be aphids.  Curling may be lack of water.  How long have you had your plants inside?  They look very green and mature.  
    A good hoeing is worth two waterings.

  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 47,198
    They're not inside  :)
    I also meant to say to you @Jack1974 - did you make holes in the bottom of the bag?
    They become really soggy if you don't.
    A good way of using growbags is to use the pots which sit on top of the holes to plant into. You can make your own by just cutting the bottom off a suitably sized plastic pot. It gives stability, but it also helps prevent waterlogging.

    I did a similar thing years ago by putting pots into seed trays. I didn't have a lot of room height wise [conservatory window ledges]  It meant I could use smaller pots, and watering was easier too. Lots of lovely little tomatoes that year  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


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