I have a Husky Cherry Red Tomato (Bonnie) plant in an EarthBox that is not doing well. Using Espoma Organic Tomato-Tone 3-4-6 fertilizer with a high quality peat-based potting mix per EarthBox's recommendations. The plant was doing great, and then all of a sudden, all new growth in the top half of the plant has severely curled stunted baby leaves, which are pretty hard and waxy feeling to the touch. The bottom half of the plant looks pretty normal with only a few leaves with slight leaf curl. There are millions of buds on the top half of this plant but none of them are setting fruit. The bottom half of the plant looks normal and there are about 18 cherry tomatoes so far but not much left for buds. I found there was a problem with the design of this first EarthBox and the hole was drilled to high so I was thinking the problem was over-watering (over-saturated potting mix) but now I am thinking this damage was from a herbicide/insecticide or something sprayed by the landscapers (I live in a condo). I do remember an email coming from them a couple weeks ago saying they were going to be spraying something.
I have a Better Bush tomato plant a few feet away in a second EarthBox that is lush and green with about 6 tomatoes and no issues at all with leave curl. Using Espoma Garden Food synthetic 5-10-5 in that box. This tomato plant was only planted about 8 days ago and the cherry tomato plant with the problems was planted a little over a month ago, so my guess is the spraying occurred before I planted the Better Bush.
My question is... Would you leave this plant alone, or cut off some of the branches in the top half of the plant to see if new shoots will start growing? I haven't seen new foliage in quite some time. Thanks! Pam