The early signs are different though. Very often the fungus resides on the surface and only gets to the plant through droplets that splash around. Thank you for your help on my first time ever tomato plant outside on my deck in a planter and I noticed that it has yellow leafs on the bottom of the plant, concerned I'm doing everything right for it's my first time. There's a link "Try our searchable data base, etc" click that link which takes you to the data base; type in "leaves curling up turning yellow'" and press "submit". Tomato yellow leaf curl virus is a species in the genus Begomovirus and family Geminiviridae. I suspect it is either the weather or the age of the plant. If you do spot them using a microscope, they will be oval shaped and be either yellow or yellow with a tinge of brown. How is the water? In almost all cases of leaf roll due to herbicides, it is not the gardener but an immediate neighbor or the neighborhood where someone uses herbicides which are carried over by the wind. The house temp is between 75-80 degrees. If you've had an outbreak, there's a good possibility that some of your gardening equipment would be carrying the spores of the fungi, too. Broad mites are either transported on the backs of Whiteflies or you can get them through transplants you buy from a local greenhouse. Epson salt, too much,killed most of the new tomato plants. You shouldn't be surprised if some fruit begins to develop and the rest of the flowers fall off, even though they are fertilized. Hi my tomato plants in pots have leaves which are green but curling up and dry. Only issues with Better Boy. They are usually well camouflaged, and it may be hard to spot. The margins of the circular spots are dark brown, with lighter brown centers that may seem to be grey due to the color contrast. Some types may cause malformations such as fernleaf, broccoli-like growth, brown streaks or severe curling. Good luck. It usually starts at the bottom of the plant with the oldest leaves and moves up. Do this carefully as you do not want to damage the plant (yet). It's a fungus that is not soil based. As described earlier, it can be activated by just a single session of overwatering. Get rid of any diseased leaves and throw it away with your kitchen waste or better yet, burn the leaves that are infected and while at it, pick some of the leaves immediately above the damaged leaves, just in case some of the spores have already made their way up. Over the next few days there were several little mushrooms growing. Septoria begins on lower leaves and works its way up the plant. Control leaf spot by not crowding your tomatoes. The death of leaves on a plant is quite natural and not a reason to worry. Tomato plants - leaves curling, brown spots, turning yellow? I have 3 planter's in the window sill in my kitchen where the sun shines in the morning. If you want to know more about broad mites in general, check this out. Some leaves look like the vein/ yellow and other are just full leaf pale yellow. If you've heard of this virus spreading in your region it would be best to not plant tomatoes close to other crops that Whiteflies love, such as peppers. Also it could indicate a lack of sunshine due to shading by the higher leaves. Curling could be due to over watering (in lower temps the plants likely won’t need as much water). If you've got a plant that has already been attacked by this fungus, it's a futile attempt trying to save it. It is usually caused by irregular irrigation and bad pruning. It already had several blooms and a very small tomato. TYLCV is persistently transmitted by the sweetpotato whitefly, Bemisia tabaci (Gennadius). Thank you for your help. From his early days, Brandon helped his grandmother in her garden. 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