my tomatoes have blossom end rot for 2nd year in a row. What is best way to...

Asked July 25, 2013, 5:50 PM EDT

my tomatoes have blossom end rot for 2nd year in a row. What is best way to battle it this year and prevent it occurring again next year? Thank you.

Harford County Maryland vegetables

1 Response

Blossom-end rot is extremely common when growing tomatoes in Maryland. To help prevent it, add a handful of lime to the planting hole next year when you put the tomatoes in the ground.
Here is our IPM Tomato publication which covers this topic and many other common problems: http://extension.umd.edu/sites/default/files/_images/programs/hgic/Publications/HG56%20IPM%20Tomatoes.pdf
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