Discovering, growing, and eating heritage vegetables
Saturday, July 7, 2012
Blossom End Rot
When I went out to the garden this morning, I was excited to see several ripe tomatoes in what has become my tomato jungle. I reached my hand in to free them and imagine my surprise when my fingers went right through the bottom! That's right, I have some rampant blossom end rot eating away at my tomato harvest. It looks like at least half the fruit currently on the plants will be a total loss. How sad.
Oddly enough the cherry tomatoes and Bloody Butcher variety don't seem to be effected, but the Roma, Mortgage Lifter, Rutgers, and Pineapple varieties are pretty bad. I've sprayed a calcium solution, so now I guess all I can do is wait and hope that the problem corrects itself.