Monday, August 2, 2010

On Growing Tomatoes

What gives? I have twelve tomato plants growing in my backyard and so far, at least 75% of the tomatoes I picked have been all rotten on the bottom.

Anyone else have this problem and is there a solution?


  1. Sounds like blossom end rot, which is caused by a lack of calcium in the soil. Not sure if there is much you can do about it now, but google some images to confirm and there may be some remedies out there.

  2. Thanks, I looked it up and its exactly what you said.

    I'm willing to bet that it was me that caused it. Last winter I spread all the ashes from my pellet stove in that location. By doing so I most likely messed up the pH and calcium levels of the soil.

    Doesn't look like there is any quick fix so I'm going to just finish off the season, salvage what I can and hope for the best next year.