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sheeba
Mannford, OK

March 20, 2008
2:57 AM

Post #4685046

I started my tomatoes indoors in Feb. I am ready to plant them but one had become very droopy and the leaves are curling under. CAN ANYONE tell me why or give me suggestions on what to do. I donít want to plant it with the others if itís diseased, but don't want to start over needlessly either.
Suze_

(Zone 7b)

March 20, 2008
10:56 AM

Post #4685737

Need more information to help determine the problem and give good advice.

What variety? Some varieties do tend to be "droopy", for example, some heart/paste types.

How old is plant, what size pot?

Did you recently take it outside w/o gradually acclimating it to outdoor conditions (sun, wind, heat, cold) - otherwise known as hardening off?

Anything on the leaves like spotting or uneven coloration?
fourks
Evergreen, CO

March 20, 2008
3:54 PM

Post #4686691

If any of my little tomatoes look funny or are runts, I cull them out. Better safe then sorry. Usually start double what I really need anyways.

Good luck!

This message was edited Mar 20, 2008 9:55 AM
Dean_W
Central Texas, TX
(Zone 8b)

March 21, 2008
6:19 PM

Post #4691475

sheeba, how are your tomatoes looking?
Indy
Alexandria, IN
(Zone 6a)

March 21, 2008
6:24 PM

Post #4691501

Anna Russian looks funny, but is a really good heart shaped one.
sheeba
Mannford, OK

March 22, 2008
5:57 PM

Post #4695423

I bought the seed from Burpee. Tomato Viva Italia Hybrid

The best tomato for soups and ketchup. Vigorous plants yield an abundance of 3 oz. fruits.

80 days. The best tomato for soups and ketchup. Vigorous plants yield an abundance of 3 oz. fruits. Disease resistant. Determinate. Burpee exclusive.

I have put it in another room, away frorm the other tomatoes. It just look very unhealthy. I have it in a (6-inch diameter) pot. I sterilized the pots. I keep them indoors until the end of March after which I plant them with a wall of water around them incase it gets to cold.

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