One disagreement about what they say concerning the use of lime in the
I have stopped blossom end rot within 2-3 weeks just by scratching a small
amount of lime into the dirt around the base of the plant, and then watering
it in good.
BER will correct itself in marginal conditions, will not correct
itself if the uptake is poor (whether it is too much water or too
little Ca), and will not show up at all in my conditions (raised beds
plus I always give the plants some wood ash).
I recently picked a couple tomatos that had this. They were low on the
plant and perhaps the first ones set or close to it. All the other fruit
looks to be BER free best I can tell. My plants are so thick I have to get
on my hand and knees to see many of the fruit. They are in Earth Boxes.
Incidently, I picked my first ripe tomato yesterday. Words alone cannot
descibe my jubilation. I place it on the table and said a prayer! After
many years of trying to grow my favorite vegetable, next to spring/fall
lettuce and spinach...finally success. Last year was my first garden at
this house and operator error caused disaster with my plants. In previous
years I planted amoungst Black Walnut trees (I didn't have a choice) and
unbeknownst to me, until three years with no tomatos, I discovered from
this newsgroup that the trees were my problem.
I do wish you the best with your tomatos. I know the heartbreak that comes
with a failed tomato crop!
On Fri, 01 Aug 2003 20:51:06 GMT, fireman182
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