Your tomatoes are setting fruit, and you’re waiting for the first blush of color. You think you’re doing everything right for a healthy crop. But then you start to notice something…here and there the bottom of some of your precious tomatoes are starting to look brown and soft. The spots are getting bigger. What the H*$@ is happening?
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What you’ve got on your hands is a condition called Blossom End Rot. However, it’s not a fungal disease as the name might imply, but a physiological condition caused by lack of calcium uptake in the plant, which is often caused by uneven watering practices. And you thought only people needed calcium for healthy ‘bones’. Blossom end rot can also affect other plants that you may have in your veggie garden like squash, cucumbers, melons, eggplant, and peppers.
Unfortunately, once blossom end rot has started, you’ll need to remove the…