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Posted 1M ago by @BabySunflower

Tomato leaves curling.. stunted growth

My tomato leaves have been curling upwards and I'm not sure why.. they don't seem to be growing much since I bought them. They get full sun and I was watering them daily.. I thought maybe they were getting too much water so I stopped watering as frequently and nothing has changed. They are a deep green color with no brown or yellowing. Please help ๐Ÿฅฒ first time gardener here
Last watered 1 month ago
@BabySunflower

Hi Samantha. Welcome to Greg! There are several things that can cause leaf curling in tomatoes, like nutrient deficiency, for one. However, since you also have stunted growth, you may have a tomato plant infected with yellow leaf curl disease.

Here is a rundown on the disease from Wikipedia. Read all sections except "genome" unless you love genetics ๐Ÿงฌ ๐Ÿ˜‰
It is transmitted by insects (white fly) so it's possible you have pests that need to be sprayed for, but it is ALSO spread genetically for up to two generations.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tomato_yellow_leaf_curl_virus

What I DON'T see on your plant is chlorosis (loss of green pigmentation), so it could be a different cause, or it just hasn't started yet, or I can't tell due to picture quality...usually you have the best view ๐Ÿ˜‰.

I like to reference EDU sources of information because they are peer reviewed. Here is a great Clemson resource that speaks to more potential causes:

https://hgic.clemson.edu/?s=Tomato+leaf+curl&et_pb_searchform_submit=et_search_proccess&et_pb_include_posts=yes&et_pb_include_pages=yes

I hope this is all helpful in determining a cause so you can apply a fix. Or, start over with a more mature plant, or plant something else in the space.