Author Topic: Are determinates supposed to curl?  (Read 170 times)

Gswoody

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Are determinates supposed to curl?
« on: May 22, 2020, 07:14:08 pm »
Hi! I just got my first Earthbox and planted two determinate tomato plants in it 6 days ago. I followed the directions exactly as it said and filled the water reservoir like it said. We had a lot of rain this past week and some cooler temperatures. I didnít fill the reservoir again until yesterday because of the rain. I noticed a couple of days ago that the plant stems and leaves seem to be curling downward. Is this normal? Did they get too much water? Not enough water? Could it be due to the cooler temps? Today is the first day we had good temps and lots of sunshine. Do determinate tomatoes do this normally? Thanks!

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Re: Are determinates supposed to curl?
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2020, 09:28:56 pm »
I'm assuming you're using the plastic cover. The cover sheds rain water. You need to add water to the reservoir everyday.
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Re: Are determinates supposed to curl?
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2020, 09:30:14 pm »
You can't over water because of the reservoir drain, like drain hole on your bathroom sink.
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Re: Are determinates supposed to curl?
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2020, 12:32:14 pm »
Today they are looking wilted! I have filled the reservoir until it comes out the overflow, but it is almost as if the water isnít getting to the plants. The dirt underneath the cover looks dry. I wish I could post a picture but the forum keeps saying itís too big no matter what size I make it!

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Re: Are determinates supposed to curl?
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2020, 06:15:50 pm »
Water around the plant through the cover holes
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