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First time tomato grower, disease I need help with.


 
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 8:05 pm    Post subject: First time tomato grower, disease I need help with. Reply with quote

Hi all, this is my first post here, I hope you all can help me with a problem I'm having with my tomatoes.
I got a greenhouse this year for the first time and put on a load of stuff, I've had a fungus on my tomatillo that I've successfully treated, but my tomatoes have me stumped.
I have a fair few fruit, they're not touching the soil in any case and I feed with tomato food every three weeks or so.
The problem is that once the tomatoes start to ripen and I go to have a look the bottoms of them have rotted, I haven't had one yet that hasn't had this problem.
I've had a look online and what I've seen is a problem called blossom end rot.
Can anyone confirm that's what I have?


I sprayed my spuds for blight the other day with bordeaux mix and decided I'd put some on the tomatoes too as the blight is about, so that's what the blue residue is.

Any help on how to treat this would be welcome as I've not had one tomato yet and it's bugging me, I'd love to make a tomato and courgette pasta sauce, but so far all I've had is courgette sauces.

Thanks in advance.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to the site EoinMag.
Looks like blossom end rot to me.
See this post for further info... Tomato blossom end rot

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 8:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers for that GPI, so basically I have to pay more attention to the watering regime.

Thanks for your help.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep thats about the long and the short of it.
cherry tomatoes and other small toms rarely suffer from the problem so you could give them a go next year as well.

Good luck with your potato harvest.

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