It’s official our tomatoes have blossom end rot. Our little babies are sick and we are trying to figure out a cure. Our Rodale organic gardening book we have suggested kelp sprays because of a calcium and magnesium deficiency. One online source said it’s a calcium deficiency and over watering problem. And an yet another online source said it was due to erratic watering and adding lime will not correct the problem if watering is truly the cause.
So what’s a gardener to do? We’ll ask our faithful readers of course. Have you had problems with blossom end rot, if so how did you solve the problem?
Here’s our first step. Since we are container gardening we think we could have the erratic watering problem. We don’t know how well the water drains from our tubs so for a while we are going to reduce the amount of water we apply. We won’t know right away if that solves the problem because we will need to wait until the current blossoms bear fruit. I sure hope we are right.