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Old 1 Week Ago   #1
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Default Misshapen Leaves!

I am experiencing some weird leaf development on a Grandma Oliver's Chocolate and a Lucky Tiger plant, and it looks like I might have a couple more plants beginning to develop the same condition (Cherokee Purple and Talvez).

I've been treating my plants with homemade compost tea consisting of homemade compost, poultry litter, fish bone meal, rock phosphate, worm castings, mycorrhizal inoculum, feather meal, shrimp meal and kelp extract. Everything has been going gangbusters until the past few days when these plants began showing this weird leaf structure and great growth slow down. Their fruit trusses are extremely heavy with flowers and fruit. I have many other plants that don't show any of this symptom and they are all growing in the same conditions.

I suspect too much phosphorus or potassium or magnesium. Any thoughts? (thanks)
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Here's a shot of a truss on the Grandma Oliver's Chocolate. I count 18 flowers on this one truss.
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Unless it's herbicide drift!!!!!!

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second herbicide damage, happens often to me from neighbors spraying
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Herbicide drift is most likely. My past experiences with herbicide drift cause the leaves to buckle in on themselves, compared to the spikey serrations on these leaves. I saw my neighbor spraying weeds a few days ago. He probably Rounded Up my plants.
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Oh no! Could you ask him to let you know when he's going to do it so that you can cover your plants? Why do these idiots have to spray chemicals when it's windy?

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Those leaves are still too young to tell, you need to wait and see. In any case, none of the big nutrients is involved with this, but I have had (as well as other posters here) similar stuff going on (which did indeed look a lot like herbicide but wasn't).
Not really sure which micronutrient was at fault, most likely seem copper and boron, since those are related to deforming leaves.
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Herbicide damage?
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My friend has a plant with similarly misshapen leaves. But the fruits are misshapen too, elongated and crooked. One fruit on the bottom of the plant is normal, round and flat-ish.



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Is it safe to eat ?
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oh, yah, 2-4d damage. the neighbors sprayed their lawn for weeds and if you can smell it in the air it will affect your tomatoes.
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Agree. Herbicide drift IS the most heartbreaking way to lose tomatoes. The neighbor use to use a lawn service - they have a route and spray no matter what.

The other way was self-inflicted - I used lawn clippings from someone's yard and thought that it wouldn't harm my tomatoes if I left them over the winter - wrong!
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