Consider treating your soil with eggshells or other high-calcium products before planting. Ought to you discover brown bruising at the base of your fruits, make sure to get rid of infected fruit and begin treating your soil immediately to stop additional spread (garden kneeler and seat) (). Follow these helpful suggestions to keep tomato rot away and enjoy many delicious and worthwhile harvests.
One of the Barn Nursery's the majority of regularly asked questions is "Why are my tomatoes decaying on the bottom?" It's an aggravating issue that is easily solved with the ideal products. Blossom End Rot is the answer. Bloom End Rot often appears when the tomatoes are about 1/2 grown to maturity and looks something like a "watery blob" or "water drenched" lesion on the bottom of the fruit. As the problem develops the area ends up being dark brown and sunken taking up half the size of the tomato (). A lack of calcium triggers the cells to break down, causing the rotting of the fruit (garden statues).
The biggest reason for Blossom End Rot is irregular watering. Calcium needs a constant circulation to the fruit. When plants dry out, the circulation of calcium stops, the fruit continues to grow, but without the calcium. It is kindof like blocked arteries; the dryness prevents calcium from reaching the tomatoes. How do you prevent this? Look for water daily. Mulch it (garden edger). Preferably you would go for a consistently damp garden. Right Soil Preparation is very important here. In our area, we do have a nice quantity of calcium present in our soil. Tomato plants draw up calcium so it is necessary to periodically renew the calcium in your garden soil.
How do you correct this? Mix Tomato Tone into your beds or containers at the start of the season and after that renew as soon as a month. If you have actually been guilty of inconsistent watering, this product gets calcium directly to the fruit right away - . It can not "heal" tomatoes already decaying, but it will prevent it in new fruit. These products are readily available for sale at our Garden Center in Crystal Lake. Do not hesitate to call us with questions at 847-658-3883.