|Tomato with bottom end rot:(|
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Bottom end rot - water or calcium?
I'm was so sad to see the familiar black bottoms on my perfect green tomatoes...it's bottom end rot. I did not have too much of a problem last year in the containers but I was able to check on them everyday so the watering was more consistent. It could also be calcium deficiency, but I think it is more likely a watering problem. It is HOT here and I wasn't able to water the community plot for about 2 days. I'm going to make it a point to check the moisture level of the soil everyday. I will also think about getting calcium chloride from the garden store. Hopefully, it will not continue to be too big of a problem. I removed the tomatoes with the damage - it was sad, but there is not point in wasting the plant's energy on the damaged tomatoes. So sad!