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Post  dingoatebaby on 2/14/2017, 6:43 pm

Last year my peppers were developing black spots and to some degree my tomatoes as well. I have heard calcium/eggshells might help with this? Is that true? Any other reasons?


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Post  BeetlesPerSqFt on 2/14/2017, 9:06 pm

There are different kinds of black spots, and different causes.
Were the spots only on the bottom of the fruits, or were they also on the sides?
Were they only on the fruits, or also on the leaves?

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Post  dingoatebaby on 2/14/2017, 11:12 pm

I believe they were only on the fruit. On the bottom and slightly up the side.

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Post  camprn on 2/16/2017, 6:31 am

Do you have a photo? Probably either blossom end rot, which is a result of inconsistant watering leading to mineral deficiency in the developing fruit. But more likely anthracnose, a fungus.

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Post  dingoatebaby on 2/20/2017, 6:23 pm

Thank you. I will try the suggestions with calcium and Epsom salts.

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Post  BeetlesPerSqFt on 2/20/2017, 8:01 pm

Read these, too, to better understand how the calcium deficiency thing works - it may not be your MM needing more calcium; it's often more that the tomatoes are having a hard time getting enough calcium to go where it's needed:
http://www.gardenmyths.com/blossom-end-rot/
http://www.tomatodirt.com/blossom-end-rot.html

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Post  Scorpio Rising on 2/20/2017, 8:38 pm

@dingoatebaby wrote:I believe they were only on the fruit. On the bottom and slightly up the side.
Dingo, try to Take tons of pictures, it really really helps the forum members figure out the problem.  

Did the peppers develop?  And you just cut the bad part? Or was the pepper a loss?


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Post  camprn on 2/20/2017, 10:10 pm

@dingoatebaby wrote:Thank you. I will try the suggestions with calcium and Epsom salts.
Even if you use those, maintain regular watering at the soil level. 
If your problem was anthracnose neither of those will help.

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