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[Tomato Dirt #284] Why do tomato leaves curl – and what to do about it
June 01, 2023

Tomato Dirt Newsletter
Volume 13, Number 12

Dear Tomato Dirt reader,

Welcome back to Tomato Dirt! A couple times a month, we’ll send you this newsletter packed with tips about growing tomatoes and using them.

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FEATURE: Why Tomato Leaves Curl – and What To Do About It

Why do tomato leaves curl?

For one simple reason: stress.

The plant is turning in on itself as a defense. Plants are trying to protect themselves.

Leaf curl is but a symptom of a bigger issue. When a plant’s leaves twist or turn, all is not right in their world.

Your plant is shouting, “Study me! I need help.”

Those twisty, rolled leaves can be caused by many factors. With a little bit of detective work, you can uncover why a tomato plant’s leaves curl and then take steps to help fix the problem… (Keep reading)

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Tomato Growing Tip: If tomato leaves curl AND are purpling …

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Free Tutorials to Help You ID Garden Pests and Diseases

Slugs … deer … beetles. Or is it tomato rot or blight that’s attacking your crops?

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Hop on over to the directory of garden pests or the listing of 80+ quick tutorials to discover your garden’s problems. And bookmark those pages for later!

More about Tomato Problems

Your Wilting Tomato Plant: Can You Revive It? Powdery Mildew on Tomato Plants: How to Identify and Treat It Your Tomato’s Got Purpling Leaves? It May Be Phosphorus Deficiency 5 Kinds of Tomato Wilt Your Plants May Have

That’s it for now. More next time.

Until then, happy gardening!

Kathy with Tomato Dirt
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