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Q.How Often Can I Give Tums To My Zucchini Plants With Blossom End Rot?

Zone 60510 | Hopeandhappiness added on July 8, 2021 | Answered

I followed your “Tums” advice for blossom end rot by inserting a tablet into the soil at the base of My zucchini plants. I was pleased with the outcome and the treatment seemed to be successful! However, I’m still seeing some signs of blossom end rot and want to know If I could give them another tablet and how often? Thank you so much for your help I appreciate it and I hope to hear an answer from somebody soon!

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Answered on July 9, 2021

You can, as often as you see necessary. A less expensive, and more long term solution will be to feed the plant, properly. Most vegetable garden fertilizers contain plenty of calcium and magnesium, cutting the need to add extra.

On the other hand, a 40 lb bag of Dolomitic Lime is less than 10 dollars. This will last several years for a small home garden.

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