Eggplant Plants
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Why are the leaves on my eggplant curling?

Zone brisbane Australia | Anonymous added on November 1, 2019 | Answered

I had an eggplant in hanging baskets and they developed a white powdery coating on their flowers. I cut all the diseased leaves off and replanted them in the garden. They came back and are giving eggplants but ever since their leaves have been curled in. What is causing this and can I do something about it? the new leaves aren't powdery as far as I can see.

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GKH_Susan
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Answered on November 3, 2019

Experts suggest herbicides could cause this, or it could be a number of other factors, including weather or disease. You should continue to watch the plant for any sign of disease. If the situation worsens, it could be due to something as serious as verticillium, a fungal disease that moves through the soil. Here's an article that will help you determine whether it's become serious enough to start over with new plants:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/disease/verticillium-wilt-treatment.htm

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