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Mike, when you reply I want to paste some tomato pics to get

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Mike, when you reply I want to paste some tomato pics to get your opinion on.
Whenever you are ready - upload them and I will take a look.

I had stepped out to dinner when you had posted, but will be here for a few hours(its 11pm EST). Eitherway send em over :)
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Here ya go. Sorry I didn't respond sooner...I never got an email alert!


What kind of tomato?

How old are these now? The first picture looks pretty good though

How long have the others been curled/droopy?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Celebrity. 6wks. Started curling 2 days after planting.
Have you had issues with this soil before? Specifically with tomato plants?

Do you have any "control" potted tomatos that haven't seen this soil?

Whats the makeup of the garden soil and drainage here?

Sorry for the delays Dave, I have been away from the computer a lot this week.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
No issues with the soil in the past. No controls but there are plants within 3ft of the ones in question. Probably down to about 60% red clay now, I've been working on it for years.
Dave my mind kinda-sorta goes a few different ways.

Are the leaves all green but droopy like that? Or is there any discoloration(light or dark), I couldn't see a ton from the pictures.

My second thought is a nutrient deficiency possibility or perhaps overwatering(or underwatering). I don't really think you are doing this but if there isn't a ton of drainage where they are at it could be a possibility of either, especiallay depending on the weather

The very first thing I think of(just from helping others) is bacterial wilt, which is why I asked if you had any plants that are growing well outside your beds. This is usually a soil issue and it basically clogs the vasculature.

What are you doing for watering and feeding(if anything).

Actually, have you ever had soil tested? Just curious on this one
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