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.


  1. Aw, that is sad. I've been sprinkling eggshells around the tomato plants the last few years which seems to help with that.

  2. I feel your pain on BER. It's just so maddening! Fortunately this year I only planted cherry tomatoes as they seem to be more resistant, but in any case, with the way it rained in June, I know that bigger tomatoes would've eventually succumbed to the dreaded disease.