Tomato Plants
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blossom end rot

Zone Easley,SC 29642 | Anonymous added on August 18, 2017 | Answered

When you've already experienced with tomatoes having blossom end rot 1-2 prior years of growing tomatoes during gardening season. What is the best time to help in getting your soil ready to help in resolving and getting rid of blossom end rot? Will liming the soil in the fall of the year prior to next season help or waiting to the next season while planting your garden be the best way in helping rid of this blossom end rot in tomatoes? Thank You for your much need advice and help in resolving this destructive issue.

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on August 19, 2017

Yes, adding lime in the fall is a great idea. A soil test might help you understand how much to add and any other nutrient limitations in your soil, because excessive magnesium or nitrogen can also contribute to this problem. Making sure the tomatoes are evenly watered will help, and if despite everything blossom end rot still appears next year, it may be possible to use gypsum to supplement the affected plants. See this article for details:

http://www.clemson.edu/extension/hgic/hot_topics/2009/08blossom_end_rot.html

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