It’s August and those of us who garden might be encountering tomato blossom end rot. Yuk! What to do? As I’ve mentioned in earlier posts, I like to keep things simple. So here is what I do to battle this nasty disease.
If this is the case for you, never fear, the plant may still have time to produce some good fruit. Pick off this bad fruit and toss it. And then fertilize your plant with a fertilizer that is made for tomatoes. Why one for tomatoes? Because it will have just a tad more calcium than a fertilizer made for “all vegetables”. See this post of mine for what I use. I keep the fertilizing process very simple in my garden. First, I’m not a master gardener so keeping it simple works better for me. And, I have a very busy life with my full time job, caring for my mother and my volunteering gigs so “keeping it simple” is my garden way. Also I have a fairly small gardening budget so I can’t spent a lot on fertilizer (and some are very expensive).
So why is this blossom end rot occurring? I believe