Friday, July 6, 2007

Tomato Question

Does anyone have an idea as to why my tomatoes get this way on the bottom? I had this same problem last year with my Roma Tomatoes. When they're green, they're fine, the minute they start ripening, this happens.




I'm hoping my Aunt Eileen, the Master Gardner will have some ideas for me too!!

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Friday, July 6, 2007 - Untitled Comment
Posted by 51050 (24.176.0.71)
Hmmm. Are the tomatos touching the ground? I know you have them in the window planters, but sometimes I get that when the tomato touches the ground. I don't know why it happens,either. Big help, huh?

Friday, July 6, 2007 - Untitled Comment
Posted by Cre8tiveQuilter (69.216.24.194)
I've learned that it's blossom end rot. It sounds like the soil doesn't have enough calcium. By the time I would correct this it probably won't be worth it. I guess it happens more frequently in the early part of the season. This IS my first tomato off the plant so maybe that's why. I just know last year it happened to everything except my cherry tomatoes. Shrug, I'll just let it run its course!

Friday, July 6, 2007 - Watering at night?
Posted by born2quilt (69.243.84.230)
My husband asks if you are watering them at night. If you water them at night, but water collects on the bottom and starts to rot them. Watering in the morning is the best time because it gives the tomato time to dry off before night.

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