Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Dry Rot

My Roma Tomatoes are all dry rotted.  Some even before they get red.  This is both at my community garden plot and the container here at home.  My friend Tom P. says it is drought.  I have a hard time believing it is drought as my basement is flooded every time it rains!  My rain barrel is full from the pop up storms.  I water here every day and at the community gardens a couple times a week.  If anyone knows how I can combat this problem, please contact me.  If I can save these tomatoes, I will give you some.

1 comment:

frijolitofarmer said...

Your friend is right. That's blossom end rot, and it's typically the result of drought. Actually, it's caused by a lack of calcium, but the reason tomatoes usually lack calcium is because there isn't enough water to dissolve the calcium and make it available to the plant.