Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


[/td][/tr][/table]
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» New England June 2017
by CapeCoddess Today at 4:03 pm

» Recommendations for balcony plants
by susan35332 Today at 2:49 pm

» Gardening in Central Pennsylvania, 3rd year SFG
by BeetlesPerSqFt Today at 1:20 pm

» AtlantaMarie's Garden
by AtlantaMarie Today at 12:54 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in JUNE 2017
by trolleydriver Today at 12:33 pm

» Tips for compost tumbler
by BeetlesPerSqFt Today at 12:33 pm

» TrolleyDriver's Compost Thermometer
by trolleydriver Today at 12:32 pm

» New Green House
by Hoggar Today at 12:28 pm

» to mulch or not to mulch
by sanderson Today at 11:40 am

» Red plastic tomato trays, anyone?
by sanderson Today at 11:19 am

» Pesticide use?
by CapeCoddess Today at 10:29 am

» who has chickens
by sanderson Today at 10:23 am

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver Today at 10:01 am

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by trolleydriver Today at 9:53 am

» N & C Midwest--It is JUNE!!!! Garden Time!
by herblover Today at 9:19 am

» Bug Identification
by Robbomb116 Today at 9:17 am

» Coconut Coir
by Jenex Today at 7:58 am

» Hail Damage (Pics) - Am I in Trouble?
by Fiz Today at 7:44 am

» table identity
by llama momma Today at 7:34 am

» update pics
by llama momma Today at 7:29 am

» Pea blight
by cyclonegardener Yesterday at 11:38 pm

» Plans for 2017 revisited
by Judy McConnell Yesterday at 1:48 pm

» What won't you grow next year or are still trying to grow??
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 1:13 pm

» It's Kefir Time
by hammock gal Yesterday at 12:15 pm

» Does the SFG concept work for perennials?
by Judy McConnell Yesterday at 8:30 am

» Questions on vegetable plants that require vertical support
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 8:10 am

» Baby Food
by sanderson Yesterday at 4:56 am

» Mary Mary quite contrary, how does your garlic grow?
by sanderson Yesterday at 4:39 am

» Pepper argument who's right
by sanderson Yesterday at 4:04 am

» What to Grow through Very Hot Summers
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 1:24 am

Google

Search SFG Forum

tomato blossom rot

View previous topic View next topic Go down

tomato blossom rot

Post  tegaan on 8/3/2011, 9:36 pm

Hi,



I believe that I have blossom rot ? Bottom of tomato is brown. Should I still let them grow? Can I still use some of the tomato or will it eventually cover the whole thing? Is this a plant problem or can I fix it?



thanks, Kari

tegaan

Female Posts : 75
Join date : 2011-04-22
Age : 48
Location : Kelowna (okanagan)

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: tomato blossom rot

Post  camprn on 8/3/2011, 9:43 pm

@tegaan wrote:Hi,



I believe that I have blossom rot ? Bottom of tomato is brown. Should I still let them grow? Can I still use some of the tomato or will it eventually cover the whole thing? Is this a plant problem or can I fix it?



thanks, Kari
Nearly all my first line tomatoes have a touch of the BER but it does not seem to be spreading through the individual fruit. The newer fruits are not having this trouble. I had the same situation last year and I was able to use the good half of the effected tomatoes. It is a symptom of nutrition issues/soil fertility for the plant and will not spread like a disease, if the soil conditions are corrected.

____________________________

41 years a gardener and going strong with SFG.
http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-weeks-until-frost

There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees, for instance. ~ Henry David Thoreau

http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t1306-other-gardening-books



avatar
camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14165
Join date : 2010-03-06
Age : 54
Location : Keene, NH, USA ~ Zone 5a

View user profile http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-week

Back to top Go down

Re: tomato blossom rot

Post  tegaan on 8/3/2011, 10:11 pm

I think I have too much peat/filler in my mix. How do I correct that? glad that I should be able to use some of the tomato....I don't have that many.



kari

tegaan

Female Posts : 75
Join date : 2011-04-22
Age : 48
Location : Kelowna (okanagan)

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: tomato blossom rot

Post  camprn on 8/3/2011, 10:14 pm

@tegaan wrote:I think I have too much peat/filler in my mix. How do I correct that? glad that I should be able to use some of the tomato....I don't have that many.
kari
Top dress with good compost. When the growing season is over, turn the compost into the mix. Very Happy

____________________________

41 years a gardener and going strong with SFG.
http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-weeks-until-frost

There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees, for instance. ~ Henry David Thoreau

http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t1306-other-gardening-books



avatar
camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14165
Join date : 2010-03-06
Age : 54
Location : Keene, NH, USA ~ Zone 5a

View user profile http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-week

Back to top Go down

Re: tomato blossom rot

Post  quiltbea on 8/3/2011, 11:47 pm

I've noticed that all my tomato plants in my raised beds, where I added a scoop of good composted manure plus some Epsom salts and powdered milk at tranplanting, have none of the BERot, but one of my potted tomatoes, Glacier, has it. All the pots were filled with a good potting soil mix but I did NOT add the salts and milk thinking it was a complete formula. Obviously some minerals were missing. Today I just scattered dry powdered milk over all my potted toms hoping to prevent this happening to the others.
avatar
quiltbea

Female Posts : 4674
Join date : 2010-03-21
Age : 75
Location : Southwestern Maine Zone 5A

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: tomato blossom rot

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum