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KarenLindee

A newly obsessed gardener in Cairns, FNQ. Apartment gardener, sustainibilist, enviro consultant, flower and food lover.🌻🌷😊🍅🌶

Solanum lycopersicum 'Roma'

  • Season Icon Mid WinterMid Winter 2017
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KarenLindee

First fruits are forming!! #romatomato the overwatering/overfertilising/aphid attacks (whatever it was that caused stunted growth) haven't stopped it from fruiting! 😀 #klplanter4

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brightcolours

Weekly feeds of weak liquid fertiliser are good for tomatoes.

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  • Season Icon Mid WinterMid Winter 2017
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KarenLindee

My Roma tomato bushes have gone all gnarly.. I have 4 bushes in one of my big planters and 3 of them are stunted and gnarly. One is growing fine though!... does anyone know what is happening? #romatomato #klplanter4

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brightcolours

#tomato-advice @kathyb

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KathyB

Are there any aphids or sap sucking insects about?

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KarenLindee

Yes @Kathyb, there are a few aphids on the zucchini bushes that are growing near the base of the tomato bushes but hardly any in the tomato bushes themselves..

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KathyB

Aphid damage when the leaves are forming can cause curl in lots of plants. Also in really wet conditions (and probably cold too) the leaves can curl.

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KarenLindee

Ok.. it could be a combination then.. it has been unseasonably wet recently and I was possibly a little heavy on the watering in the past few weeks because I have been setting up a watering system (my husband and I are going away for a month in September and want an automated system). Thanks for your help @Kathyb. I have used the gnarly branches I pruned to make a tomato leaf spray. Failing that I'll try a garlic spray. I'm new to dealing with pests so I'll just try a few things...

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