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  • tomatoes with rotten bottoms

    Created by Herman Grevious on

    I have 3 tomato plants. On one plant the bottom of the tomatoes have turned brown and rotten. What can I do to stop this?

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  • #175700

    E. Vinje
    Keymaster

    Herman –

    That sounds like Blossom End Rot. Here’s a couple of links that will help:

    Pests & Disease


    https://www.planetnatural.com/pest-problem-solver/plant-disease/blossom-end-rot/.

    #178788

    Is there any cure for blossom end rot? I have four plants and it looks like two of them are showing signs of blossom end rot.

    #178789

    p.s. They are all in large pots.

    #205098

    E. Vinje
    Keymaster

    Hello –

    Blossom end rot is an environmental problem most often caused by uneven watering or by calcium deficiency. The simplest treatment is therefore pre-treatment: make sure soil is rich in all necessary nutrients (including calcium), and water regularly. Mulches also help maintain even moisture levels.

    Hope this helps!

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