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Post  The Cat's Other Mother on 6/23/2011, 3:45 pm

I went to check on my compost bin tomato plant today, and while picking a single ripe 'mater, discovered almost all the green fruits have blossom end rot! Waaaah! Sad Is it possible to salvage anything here? Should I try letting the pile dry out, add lime? I guess I come out ahead even if I only get the one good tomato, since it is work & cost free, but I sure hate losing all those potential tomatoes.
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Post  Furbalsmom on 6/26/2011, 7:37 pm

Wish I could help, but I would not know what to do.

Hopefully someone with BER experience can make some good suggestions for you.
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Post  Patty from Yorktown on 6/26/2011, 9:17 pm

Hi,
This year I planted my tomatoes with a crushed egg shell in the bottom of each hole. It has seemed to help a lot. You could try a crushed egg shell on top of the ground and a good watering. Before I used egg shells my first tomatoes would do the same thing and be fine for the next bunch of fruits. I think it is related to calcium and water. Sorry I do not have an answer for this year.

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Post  unmadecastle on 6/26/2011, 10:00 pm

I think I read somewhere on here that BER was a calcium problem and that they used crushed tums sprinkled around their tomato plants. They removed all the tomatoes that were affected and then applied the tums.

Wish I could help more.
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Post  The Cat's Other Mother on 6/26/2011, 10:14 pm

Sigh. BER seems to be caused by either a calcium deficiency or too much moisture in the soil. Unfortunately, The tomato growing out of the compost bin makes it difficult to either drain or amend the growing medium without difficulty. I could add lime, but for it to get to the roots, I'll have to water it again. Still, I'm thinking that's what I'll do. If the mix is calcium poor, surely adding lime to it will make it better for using in next year's garden anyway, and if it's just too wet, well, too bad.
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Post  jymarino on 6/27/2011, 10:45 pm

I got a spray that adds calcium and sprayed it directly on the leaves and blooms of my zucchini plant. It seems to have helped but only time will tell.
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