Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]
Calcium or lower pH? Toplef10Calcium or lower pH? 1zd3ho10

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.

Calcium or lower pH? I22gcj10Calcium or lower pH? 14dhcg10

[/td][/tr][/table]

Join the forum, it's quick and easy

Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]
Calcium or lower pH? Toplef10Calcium or lower pH? 1zd3ho10

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.

Calcium or lower pH? I22gcj10Calcium or lower pH? 14dhcg10

[/td][/tr][/table]
Square Foot Gardening Forum
Would you like to react to this message? Create an account in a few clicks or log in to continue.
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» N & C Midwest: March and April 2024
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 10:54 pm

» First timer in Central Virginia (7b) - newly built beds 2024
by OhioGardener Yesterday at 3:54 pm

» April is Kids Gardening Month!
by OhioGardener Yesterday at 8:46 am

» Companion planting
by OhioGardener Yesterday at 8:21 am

» Hi from zone 10B--southern orange county, ca
by dmal 4/11/2024, 11:29 pm

» California's Drought
by sanderson 4/10/2024, 1:43 pm

» Senseless Banter...
by sanderson 4/10/2024, 1:37 pm

» Sacrificial Tomatoes
by Scorpio Rising 4/8/2024, 11:40 pm

» Anyone Using Agribon Row Cover To Extend The Growing Season?
by sanderson 4/8/2024, 10:28 pm

» What Have You Picked From Your Garden Today
by OhioGardener 4/8/2024, 7:58 pm

» Soil Blocks: Tutorial In Photos
by Turan 4/7/2024, 11:41 am

» Tomato Cages Redux
by SMEDLEY BUTLER 4/5/2024, 10:30 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by Scorpio Rising 4/5/2024, 4:33 pm

» Testing Compost for Persistent Herbicide
by OhioGardener 4/5/2024, 4:08 pm

» SFG Journey: Table top garden bed.
by OhioGardener 4/4/2024, 2:58 pm

» Hey Y'all from 9B
by sanderson 4/4/2024, 1:24 pm

» Hi from San Diego's North County zone 10a
by sanderson 4/4/2024, 1:09 pm

» Long Time Square Foot Gardener
by Scorpio Rising 4/4/2024, 7:50 am

» Famous Gardening Quotes
by OhioGardener 4/1/2024, 6:05 pm

» has55's R & D Journey- Metal Garden Beds
by has55 4/1/2024, 1:54 am

» Compost bins: Open vs. closed
by OhioGardener 3/31/2024, 8:28 pm

» Bokashi
by OhioGardener 3/31/2024, 8:22 pm

» Happy Birthday!!
by Scorpio Rising 3/31/2024, 12:53 pm

» Onions. Walk on?
by sanderson 3/28/2024, 6:02 pm

» New to SFG and in Virgina
by sanderson 3/28/2024, 1:38 am

» Recommended store bought compost - Photos of composts
by sanderson 3/26/2024, 5:56 pm

» 6 metal trellis frames
by docachna 3/25/2024, 4:31 pm

» Joann's fabric bankruptcy
by neefer 3/23/2024, 12:33 am

» New gardener from Santa Fe NM
by CantersVary 3/22/2024, 7:50 pm

» Kiwi's SFG Adventure
by KiwiSFGnewbie 3/22/2024, 5:07 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Calcium or lower pH?

4 posters

Go down

Calcium or lower pH? Empty Calcium or lower pH?

Post  Dan R 8/31/2013, 5:25 pm

I noticed with some some chagrin that most of my Acorn squash rotted on the vine this summer.  I did some research, and thought blossom end rot was the culprit.  Other sites pointed to a calcium deficiency.  I had a soil test a year ago, and my calcium was 3006 ppm.  My pH is 7.0.  I have raised beds, with black dirt, but the base soil is heavily clay.  I add 1-2 inches of year old compost every year.  Any thoughts?
avatar
Dan R

Posts : 9
Join date : 2011-08-12
Location : Central Minnesota

Back to top Go down

Calcium or lower pH? Empty Re: Calcium or lower pH?

Post  Turan 8/31/2013, 7:47 pm

BER is a tomato problem. In squash it is usually lack or insufficient pollination.

____________________________

Find more about Weather in Belgrade, MT
Click for weather forecast
Turan
Turan

Female Posts : 2619
Join date : 2012-03-29
Location : Gallatin Valley, Montana, Intermountain zone 4

Back to top Go down

Calcium or lower pH? Empty Re: Calcium or lower pH?

Post  GWN 8/31/2013, 8:06 pm

Did they really rot on the vine, or did they not get pollinated? Often it appears like blossom end rot when the squash is not pollinated. At least until someone explained it to me, I just thought I had some mineral lack... VS Bug lack
GWN
GWN

Posts : 2804
Join date : 2012-01-14
Age : 67
Location : british columbia zone 5a

Back to top Go down

Calcium or lower pH? Empty Re: Calcium or lower pH?

Post  Dan R 8/31/2013, 8:10 pm

GWN wrote:Did they really rot on the vine, or did they not get pollinated?  Often it appears like blossom end rot when the squash is not pollinated.  At least until someone explained it to me, I just thought I had some mineral lack...  VS Bug lack
They rotted.  Turned black and yellow, and shrunk.  Looked nasty.
avatar
Dan R

Posts : 9
Join date : 2011-08-12
Location : Central Minnesota

Back to top Go down

Calcium or lower pH? Empty Re: Calcium or lower pH?

Post  camprn 8/31/2013, 8:27 pm

Did they grow to nearly harvestable size and the rot from the ground up?

____________________________

43 years a gardener and going strong with SFG.
https://squarefoot.forumotion.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-weeks-until-frost

There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees, for instance. ~ Henry David Thoreau

https://squarefoot.forumotion.com/t1306-other-gardening-books



Calcium or lower pH? WxBanner?bannertype=wu_clean2day_cond&airportcode=KEEN&ForcedCity=Keene&ForcedState=NH&zipcode=03431&language=EN
camprn
camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14169
Join date : 2010-03-06
Age : 61
Location : Keene, NH, USA ~ Zone 5a

https://squarefoot.forumotion.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-week

Back to top Go down

Calcium or lower pH? Empty Re: Calcium or lower pH?

Post  Turan 8/31/2013, 8:28 pm

Take a look at this page. It has some pictures you can compare with.
http://pollinator.com/squash.htm

____________________________

Find more about Weather in Belgrade, MT
Click for weather forecast
Turan
Turan

Female Posts : 2619
Join date : 2012-03-29
Location : Gallatin Valley, Montana, Intermountain zone 4

Back to top Go down

Calcium or lower pH? Empty Re: Calcium or lower pH?

Post  camprn 8/31/2013, 8:30 pm

http://voices.yahoo.com/tips-growing-harvesting-acorn-squash-6661388.html

____________________________

43 years a gardener and going strong with SFG.
https://squarefoot.forumotion.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-weeks-until-frost

There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees, for instance. ~ Henry David Thoreau

https://squarefoot.forumotion.com/t1306-other-gardening-books



Calcium or lower pH? WxBanner?bannertype=wu_clean2day_cond&airportcode=KEEN&ForcedCity=Keene&ForcedState=NH&zipcode=03431&language=EN
camprn
camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14169
Join date : 2010-03-06
Age : 61
Location : Keene, NH, USA ~ Zone 5a

https://squarefoot.forumotion.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-week

Back to top Go down

Calcium or lower pH? Empty Re: Calcium or lower pH?

Post  GWN 8/31/2013, 8:32 pm

that is what they do when they are not pollinated. They just get to a certain size and then rot. Usually pretty small.
GWN
GWN

Posts : 2804
Join date : 2012-01-14
Age : 67
Location : british columbia zone 5a

Back to top Go down

Calcium or lower pH? Empty Re: Calcium or lower pH?

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum