For the last two years I ended up with leaf blight and because of the small
space I have to put them in the ground I decided to use 18" containers this
To make a long story short my container tomatoes are ending up with cracked
bottoms or they end up being black. I sprayed with daconil this morning but
I am baffled.
I planted them in Miracle Grow potting soil and have them hooked up to a
drip irrigation system that automatically waters them with 1 gal of water
every other day.
All help appreciated. Thanks.
Cant't really tell from your description, but if the blossom end of the tomato
shrivels and turns black, that's bloosom end rot (BER) Most of the time it
clears up as the weather warms. Roma type cultivars are worst than others. Lots
of concoctions on the market like Stop Rot but are of limited effect.
Try the tomato problem solver.
Not necessarily. As the above mentions, BER is usually an early-season
problem that clears up on its own. The most common cause is irregular
watering, but as you say you have it automated, it may just be chance.
Of course, that's no reason to *not* apply calcium. Get something you
can save and use next year as a preventive measure.
HomeOwnersHub.com is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here.
All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.