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    Default Tomato Plants acting strange?????

    Im new to growing this year i have around 8 Tomatoe plants in grow bags, 3 to each grow bags i water them every early morning and night i sow'd the seeds on 11/4 and have had no problem until today when i went into the greenhouse this morning the lower leaves are tucked right under and towards the stems as if they are hugging themselves but they look very healthy. Could anyone tell me if they know what it is its not all the tomatoe plants just a few of them

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    I wouldn't worry, I've always had a few of mine do that after a cooler night and I've never had a problem. I always assumed that it was a way of them keeping in heat with a self hugging mechanism!

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    Leaf rolling is normal if they are dark green coloured.

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    Thankyou to you both for your answers im very grateful, i was worried it might be the leaf curl virus but im assuming it would affect them all if so, i have been misting the leaves and thought it might be something to do with this as i have only just started doing so and i have just been told i should'nt do you think this could be something to do with it. Thank you

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    Got any pictures Alison? It doesn't sound like anything to worry about, but I do wonder if you're watering too much - how big are the plants, and what variety? You don't need to mist tomato plants.

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    No some people mist to help set tomatoes and I doubt you've done anything. All tomato leaves curl at some point. Check them at night and you'll see it again. I don't bother misting tomatoes as I've never had a problem with them setting but I do it with greenhouse cukes to help control red spider. I also mist runner and French beans to stop flowers dropping of without setting.

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    I've had leaves roll up, and stems curl up, underneath.. initially thought it may be pests -but no sign and they're still growing away - the only thing that's been different recently is the GH dropping to 5C a few nights.

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    I've never misted tomatoes - tapping the stems is enough to disturb the pollen to fertilise them. Leaf curl is common and rarely really a problem.
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