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tomatoes - please tell me this isn't aminopyralid poisoining

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lulu25 Tue 22-Jul-08 20:28:00

what makes me think it is: leaves curling up at the top, look pretty much like the pictures that have been posted

what makes me think it's not: only two of my seven tomato plants and nothing else affected (including a stray bean plant between the two that are); fruit look OK so far; no reported contamination at site


is there anything less sinister that can do that to tomatoes?


lazaroulovesleggings Wed 30-Jul-08 13:50:56

My plants are curling a little too, but they don't look unhealthy, plus I've just eaten a tomato! Have I been poisoned?!
What is aminopyralid poisoning?

mankymummy Wed 30-Jul-08 13:53:26

sometimes plants do curl and not for any sinister reason that i'm aware of.. i've had this before and the plants and fruits have been fine.

lazaroulovesleggings Wed 30-Jul-08 13:57:00

Thank goodness for that. It was the first one I've tried, it wasn't that great though.

mankymummy Wed 30-Jul-08 15:44:02

thats a shame. what variety of tomato was it? was it ripe enough?

lazaroulovesleggings Wed 30-Jul-08 16:33:45

I lost the pack. They are cherry ones. It was bright red so I picked it, but the skin was a bit hard. Should I have left it longer? THis is the first time I've successfully grown tomatoes.

mankymummy Thu 31-Jul-08 09:29:24

possibly. wait until they give a little bit when you squeeze them. some varieties need to go quite a dark red.

lazaroulovesleggings Thu 31-Jul-08 13:17:27

Yes, I think I picked it too early. Thanks for the advice mm.

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