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saviour1988
May 29, 2020 1:22 PM CST
Hello

I have some healthy looking tomato plants.

Tomatoes are still green and i m afraid that there is a risk of blossom end rot.

Any suggesrions from past experience how to avoid this.

Thanks
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DaisyI
May 29, 2020 3:36 PM CST
Why do you think there is a risk of blossom end rot? Have you seen any developing on your tomatoes? Has it happened in the past in this garden?

Blossom end rot is caused by a lack of calcium in the soil. If your soil truly is low in calcium, the fix is to mix something like bone meal into the soil BEFORE you plant the tomatoes. The calcium source has to be in a place that the roots can grow through it as calcium is not water soluble.

But, the calcium deficiency could be caused by the soil being too dry. Tomatoes can't use the calcium out of dry soil.
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Malta Europe
saviour1988
May 30, 2020 1:27 AM CST
Hi

thanks for your reply.

So Far no signs of it but heard about it from a friend that is having the same prob.

Maybe there was something i could do to prevent it.

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