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Bryan

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I am hoping someone can help me diagnose an issue I am having with a couple of my tomato plants. 

This year, I decided to experiment with growing tomatoes in containers.  They started off really well, but then I noticed, after some time, that the leaves in the top half of both plants were starting to shrivel up. 

I thought maybe my containers were too small (12" diameter pots) or maybe I was getting some root rot.  I have never had an issue like this with my tomatoes so I am thinking it may have to do with growing them in a container.

Any help will be much appreciated.

Thanks.

Bryan
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Hi Bryan,

Any chance you can post a photo?

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Hi Mike.  Sorry I did not respond sooner.  I have been out of town the past couple days. 

I will try to post a photo; however, I am not the smartest person in the world when it comes to technology.  [smile]

Thanks in advance.

Bryan

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No Problem. 
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Hi Mike.  I didn't have much luck downloading the pic from my cell phone, but I did do some investigating as to the cause of the curling up leaves on my tomato plants. 

The websites I went to said it was most likely due to them being exposed to herbicides.  Apparently tomatoes are very sensitive to these chemicals.  About six weeks ago, my next door neighbor was spraying his yard with weed killer.  It was not long after this that I noticed my tomato plant leaves shrinking and curling up.  The tomato plants sit in containers on my patio, which butt up against my neighbor's yard so I have a feeling that some of the fine mist from the hose drifted over into my yard.  (Bummer) 
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