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Tomatoes have black on the bottom

Discussion in 'Diseases & Pests' started by CarolPNW, Mar 31, 2019.

  1. Apr 13, 2019
    CarolPNW

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    thanks I’ll try this
     
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    baymule

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    When I plant my tomatoes I use both Epsom salts and lime in the hole, stir it up with a little dirt, then plant the tomato plant. I also plant them deep.
     
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    so lucky

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    I think some tomatoes are more likely to get BER than others. You might want to try a different variety of Roma; maybe a hybrid variety if you don't mind hybrids. You could purchase just a few plants and do your own experiment this year.
     
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  4. Apr 28, 2019
    CarolPNW

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    Thank you all ~ the weather is finally getting nice so hope to start planting soon and will use the tips :love

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  5. Jun 18, 2019
    CarolPNW

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    Tomatoes so far look good I added garden lime when I planted them

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    good luck! :)
     
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    Try mulching. If you don't have any, rake up grass and use that. You only have to surround the bottom of the stems with it.
    When the season is over HEAVILY mulch your garden bed before you put it to sleep for the season. Everybody would think that my old farm property would have great soil, but it didn't. 100+ years of somebody else using the soil depleted it to clay. I have been mulching from my horses and chickens for many years now, and it takes YEARS. BUT, if you mulch in the Fall, it will have plenty of time to break down for the 2020 growing season. I have very little blossom end rot bc of this. Just some "food for thought." :cool:
     
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  8. Jun 20, 2019
    CarolPNW

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    Thank you I did add mulch, garden lime and chicken manure and I’ve had to water it less because of the mulch... will add more at seasons end and continue too
    Thanks much :)
     
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    2 yrs ago I started adding crushed oyster shell - I had some bc of the chickens - into the bed with compost and multch to prep the bed. That helped my heavy clay, depleted soil.

    I plant Amish paste Roma's which seem to do well in temps between 65 and 85. It likes 70 to 83 degrees best.

    Maybe this helps
     
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