Questions and answers

Is tomato leaf curl bad?

Is tomato leaf curl bad?

Leaves that curl up are very common and won’t hurt your tomato plant at all. This type of leaf curl is a response to environmental issues almost 100% of the time. This type of curl will go back to normal as soon as the environmental problem goes away.

Can a tomato plant recover from leaf curl?

As long as there are other growing points remaining, the plant can recover, and the leaf curling will only be a temporary observation. Figure 1. One part of the tomato plant show leaf curling because of losing growing point.

What does it mean when tomato plant leaves curl up?

Leaf curl is a frequent symptom of herbicide damage. A third type of leaf curl is known as physiological leaf curl (sometimes called rolling) and is by far the most common reason for tomato leaves to show abnormal leaf growth. This type of leaf curl is thought to be a reaction to environmental stress.

How do I fix tomato leaf curl?

Management strategies for physiological leaf curl include:

  1. Select varieties less prone to leaf curl.
  2. Maintain adequate soil moisture.
  3. Avoid excessive fertilizer, especially nitrogen.
  4. Prune indeterminate varieties conservatively.
  5. Avoid high temperatures by shading plants, when logistically possible.

Should I water tomatoes every day?

Water newly planted tomatoes well to make sure soil is moist and ideal for growing. Early in the growing season, watering plants daily in the morning. As temperatures increase, you might need to water tomato plants twice a day. Garden tomatoes typically require 1-2 inches of water a week.

What does it mean when a plant’s leaves start to curl?

When leaves curl or ‘cup’ at the tips and the margins, the plant is trying to retain moisture. Any form of downwards curling usually indicates overwatering or overfeeding.

Is it better to water tomatoes in the morning or evening?

The best time to water your tomatoes is early in the morning. By watering early in the morning, you will create an efficient routine that works in tandem with the plant’s natural biological functions. Avoid watering in the evening at all costs.

Can tomato plants be overwatered?

Too Much Water Watering your tomato plants properly is the key to tomato success. Too much water and the plants drown—too little could cause blossom end rot, when the tomatoes turn black on the bottoms. Inconsistent watering can also cause blossom end rot, split tomatoes, and stressed plants.