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Offline mamapoppybee

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BLOSSOM END ROT
« on: July 10, 2014, 11:44:32 am »
So looks to be my new soil has a calcium deficiency for i have been losing some of my tomatoes to blossom end rot. While it is most common it tomatoes and peppers it can also affect things in the cucurbit family. Im gonna go after some Epsom salt and see if this helps first. If not then magnesium sulfate will do the trick. Thinking on my next set of beds i will just add some at initial set up. Some times you dont know till you do.  :-X

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Re: BLOSSOM END ROT
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2014, 04:52:07 pm »
Good info to have, TY!
   This old pasture I live in has some rich black soil..   Last year.. first year for the garden here, my tomatoes CRUSHED the cheap wire frames I bought from Orchelins..   Made new ones for this year.. so far so good, tomatoes are coming on strong..   Keeping my fingers crossed.
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Re: BLOSSOM END ROT
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2014, 12:33:05 am »
I think you will find that Epsom Salts is Magnesium Sulphate.

I need to check my pocket guide but I have a feeling that Blossom End Rot may be a watering problem.

I think Magnesium deficiency shows up as a yellowing of the leaves.
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Re: BLOSSOM END ROT
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2014, 12:35:07 am »
I had my farm/ garden area limed last year,it cleaned up the bottom rot in my tomato's this year, i've been told that it takes a year after you spread lime before you get any good from it ??? Jack

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Re: BLOSSOM END ROT
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2014, 09:03:19 am »
Barbarian i keep my beds watered proper there for its the calcium. lack of water and calcium can cause this. If you know you have good water it only points to one other.

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Re: BLOSSOM END ROT
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2014, 09:35:31 am »
I have been growing tomatoes for 20 - 25 years, I had a lot of trouble with blossom end rot. After several attempts I found overwatering was a problem and I also add 1 tsp of Epsom Salt to each plant once every two weeks. This works for me I don't have any more issues with blossom end rot.

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Re: BLOSSOM END ROT
« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2014, 07:14:32 pm »
Thanks for the info Bryant and welcome to the forum!
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Re: BLOSSOM END ROT
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2014, 08:25:24 pm »
We're having the same problem here with the tomato plants, so the info is timely.

Bryant buddy, I almost fell off my chair when I saw your pic and realized you made your first post.
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Re: BLOSSOM END ROT
« Reply #8 on: August 20, 2014, 06:31:48 pm »
Welcome Bryant!!

   Not sure what happened to my tomatoes this year..   They are all dead.. We got quite a lot of tomatoes from them, then they started to die. Leaves wilting and stems drying up...   So now we have a few red tomatoes on completely dead plants..   Didn't plant in the same spot as last year. Had heavier cages this year, because last year our plants CRUSHED the wire cages they were so big..   No such luck this year.
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Re: BLOSSOM END ROT
« Reply #9 on: August 20, 2014, 07:07:13 pm »
 Welcome Bryant to the forum.

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