KC Gardens

Tomato plant strategies

This is purely an observation and a rather novice explanation that begs for another. I have a set of tomato plants (determinate) in full sunlight. I think they are watered on a cycle that supports roots, they are still green. But the plants, because the leaves seem to curl (sun and temp), form what is close to a sphere. That makes the surface to volume ratio (here is the novice part) of the plant mathematically small, providing more protection from sun and temp possible. Have I been in sun too long? - Mike -