Hillbilly tomatoes

mckemie at inetport.com mckemie at inetport.com
Sat Aug 4 14:36:02 EDT 2001


On Sat, Aug 04, 2001 at 08:51:03AM -0400, Peg Cook wrote:
> Tom,
> Blossom End Rot results from a shortage of Calcium in the plant.  The soil
> test may indicate sufficient Calcium, but, when hot, dry weather takes
> holds, BER "blossoms" quite well.  There are BER potions on the market, but,
> if you keep sufficient moisture to the plants you will have less BER
> problems.

My perception is that it is just the opposite: tomatoes set in cooler 
weather are likely to have the malady.  Here, the problem crops up only 
on the earlier fruit; for each plant, the later fruit is much less 
likely to have it.  A scant handful of bone meal in each planting 
hole almost alleviates it for me.

-- 
Onward!  Through the Fog!
Willie
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