Curling, drooping leaves

by Beth
(Camdenton, MO, US)

I have two tomato plants in containers on our sunny deck. I have been watering them (maybe too much?) and today one of them has curling, drooping leaves. I don't see any instects of any kind on the leaves. Sound like a problem you can fix?

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Jun 09, 2012
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by: Clark

From what information I could find the cause can be poorly drained soil. You mentioned possibly overwatering. I'd cut back on the watering some and see if that helps.

Soil quality can be a factor, too, if the soil is too hard packed or too much clay and not enough organic matter.

Leaf rolling (may be the same thing) is more prevalent when the root system is not very extensive, and rolling occurs less often when the roots are better established.

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