tomato's with bottoms rotten

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  1. 3forfree

    3forfree Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've been finding tomatos with the bottoms rotten, they aren't on the ground, but up on the plant itself, Is this from bugs or what. Thanks

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  2. ChickenCanoe

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  3. 3forfree

    3forfree Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks for the quick reply, this is a new garden,made with the lasagna system last fall, had a soil sample done, and was told to add triple 10 fertilizer because there was a lesser amount of potassium but the ph was good.
    Read the article about blossom end rot, interesting. going to get some calcium and make up a spray
     
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    With a lasagna bed, fertility and pH can vary from place to place. It's best to get a sample from several places in the bed (center, ends, edges,) put all the samples in a large clean container and mix thoroughly. Then take about a cupful for your sample.

    Try some fast acting lime around your tomato plants and then put more soil up around the stems. They'll quickly send out new roots there.
     
  6. lazy gardener

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    How have your temps been? If it's too cold, the plant can't take up calcium, even if there's plenty available.
     
  7. 3forfree

    3forfree Chillin' With My Peeps

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    taking samples from several places was part of collecting soil from different places of the garden for a sample.
    temps around here have been on a roller coaster, 50's one week with rain, 80's the next.
     
  8. lazy gardener

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    That's most likely the problem.
     

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