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Leaf curl

I growing tips of all my tomatoes and the top foliage has become curled in on itself.  Some leaves have rolled into a ball.  Other than this they look perfectly healthy.  I have read about the leaf hopper showing the virus when nibbling plants but the advice seems contradictory as to whether this would spread.  Some sites say it will only spread to plants that are nibbled. Others say to destroy all plants at the first sign of it. Any ideas what I should do?


  • barry islandbarry island Posts: 1,817
    If it's only the top leaves I don't know but I know that if they get even the slightest sniff of weed killer they twist and curl and grow tall and thin.
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 11,140
    It's not uncommon when the temperature is jumping around as it often does at this time of year.
    If your plants look otherwise healthy they will sort themselves out.
    Many of mine are doing the same in my greenhouse - nothing to worry about.

    Billericay - Essex

    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,989
    I agree … with nothing to suggest anything else I’d say that’s due to fluctuating temperatures and the plants will sort themselves out when the weather settles. 😊 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

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