[nafex] Blossom End Rot (off topic)

Gordon Nofs gc_nofs at hotmail.com
Mon Jul 30 12:31:50 EDT 2001

Liquid copper spray stops blossom end rot before it starts. Also some use 
Epson salts in the ground.

Gordon C. Nofs
Flint, Michigan
gc_nofs at hotmail.com

Subject: [nafex] Blossom End Rot (off topic)
Hello All,

I have a tomato/green pepper question if someone would like to field it

We are water stressed here in SW Ontario (less than 1/2" of rain in past
month), and I believe this has lead to my blossom end rot.

I am going to strip affected tomatoes, and try to add some water soluble
lime to see if I can protect unaffected fruit.  I am not going to spray
calcium as I know the water I have put on them is loaded with calcium in
the soil (very hard water, watered Mon&Fri, just enough to stay alive).

My guess is that it is a combination of the manure I rototilled into the
soil this spring and lack of regular rain.

What is the best way to get lime into the soil to help get calcium moving
in the plants again?

With luck I will save the unaffected tomatoes, and prevent blossom end rot
on green peppers which are about to set fruit.

Any help appreciated.  I have never had a garden where you had to truck in
every bit of water before, and the season being so dry.

Thomas Olenio
Ontario, Hardiness Zone 6a

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