Blossom end rot

Wed Aug 07, 2013 7:44 am

Anybody heard of using "Tums" with calcium to control blossom end rot on tomatoes....I got 30 plants in a new never tilled before trial area, with no soil amendments...(Glamour)...I just noticed a red tomato....Turns out it had blossom end rot....Comments????Thanks Dave

Re: Blossom end rot

Wed Aug 07, 2013 8:56 am

Seems like an expensive way to add calcium. Besides, the tomatoes would never be able to chew them up. :lol:

Re: Blossom end rot

Wed Aug 07, 2013 3:18 pm

Probably too late, this season, for any amendment to be absorbed enough, to matter. (Unless they can chew the Tums")
www. gardensalive.com, has a product you spray on the plants, called Enz-Rot that is supposed to cure it. Ed

Re: Blossom end rot

Wed Aug 07, 2013 4:21 pm

I just knew when I posted that, I was leaving myself wide open :bellylaugh: .....Read it on the internet...Wanted some expert opinions.....But two in a row.... :lol: :thanx: Dave
Don McCombs wrote:Seems like an expensive way to add calcium. Besides, the tomatoes would never be able to chew them up. :lol:
ScottyD'sdad wrote:Probably too late, this season, for any amendment to be absorbed enough, to matter. (Unless they can chew the Tums")
www. gardensalive.com, has a product you spray on the plants, called Enz-Rot that is supposed to cure it. Ed

Re: Blossom end rot

Wed Aug 07, 2013 4:23 pm

Dave,

Take a look at these:
from Cornell, http://vegetablemdonline.ppath.cornell.edu/factsheets/Tomato_BlossRt.htm
from Ohio State, http://ohioline.osu.edu/hyg-fact/3000/3117.html
from the University of Georgia, http://www.caes.uga.edu/publications/pubDetail.cfm?pk_ID=7801

Should be enough there to solve your problem in the future.

Bill

Re: Blossom end rot

Wed Aug 07, 2013 4:37 pm

Thanks Bill

Re: Blossom end rot

Wed Aug 07, 2013 6:13 pm

pickerandsinger wrote:I just knew when I posted that, I was leaving myself wide open :bellylaugh: .....Read it on the internet...Wanted some expert opinions.....But two in a row.... :lol: :thanx: Dave
Don McCombs wrote:Seems like an expensive way to add calcium. Besides, the tomatoes would never be able to chew them up. :lol:
ScottyD'sdad wrote:Probably too late, this season, for any amendment to be absorbed enough, to matter. (Unless they can chew the Tums")
www. gardensalive.com, has a product you spray on the plants, called Enz-Rot that is supposed to cure it. Ed



and the better half forum too :lol: :lol: :lol:

Re: Blossom end rot

Thu Aug 08, 2013 5:02 am

Boss Hog wrote:
pickerandsinger wrote:I just knew when I posted that, I was leaving myself wide open :bellylaugh: .....Read it on the internet...Wanted some expert opinions.....But two in a row.... :lol: :thanx: Dave
Don McCombs wrote:Seems like an expensive way to add calcium. Besides, the tomatoes would never be able to chew them up. :lol:
ScottyD'sdad wrote:Probably too late, this season, for any amendment to be absorbed enough, to matter. (Unless they can chew the Tums")
www. gardensalive.com, has a product you spray on the plants, called Enz-Rot that is supposed to cure it. Ed



and the better half forum too :lol: :lol: :lol:
.......As long as everyone is Happy, David me boy :applause: :bellylaugh:I will bear the brunt of ye humor.....

Re: Blossom end rot

Thu Aug 08, 2013 7:25 am

I use a 1/4 cup of bone meal in the hole when planting and it pretty well takes care of the problem. Maybe an occasional fruit but not enough to be a problem. Also in the hole goes a teaspoon of epson salt and a tablespoon of 0-46-0. I never add N on tomatoes. (Yes, bone meal contains a minor amount.) For me there is no overall garden fertilizer but if I did want to do it it would be 6-24-24. I do sidedress corn and some other stuff with N. Vern

Re: Blossom end rot

Thu Aug 08, 2013 2:48 pm

Thanks Vern....Some guy on the internet under BER, said he crushes two Generic brand Tums with Calcium and Epson salts when planting....So as said, I thought I'd check and see with the forum if anyone had ever heard of it....Also they make a tea out of the same thing...At least now all who read, have heard of it....LOL...Thanks again.....

Re: Blossom end rot

Fri Aug 09, 2013 9:51 am

I guess the new thinking is that blossom end rot isn't caused by calcium deficiency in the soil, but rather by too much water or rotten roots causing a problem with absorption. You'd be hard pressed to find soil that's truly lacking in calcium. hydroponics are a different story however...

Re: Blossom end rot

Fri Aug 09, 2013 12:51 pm

Eoghan wrote:I guess the new thinking is that blossom end rot isn't caused by calcium deficiency in the soil, but rather by too much water or rotten roots causing a problem with absorption. You'd be hard pressed to find soil that's truly lacking in calcium. hydroponics are a different story however...


Thanks for the comeback...