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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 8:15 pm 
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My Roma tomatoes are infected on the bottom of the fruit with I don't know what. First is a rotting look then a black scab grows over. Don't know if insect or what


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 Post subject: Re: Tomatoes
PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 9:16 pm 
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Where are you, and are you gardening organically? What stage are the tomatoes? Small, nearly mature, ready to blush, etc?

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 Post subject: Re: Tomatoes
PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2012 8:19 am 
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I am NW of Ft Worth Tx. Been organic and pesticide free for 7, 8 years. The tomatoes seem to be turning when I find them. Only a few. Most seem ok. Some have a hard black crust on bottom and some are a soft rotted spot


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 Post subject: Re: Tomatoes
PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2012 9:34 am 
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It is called Blossom-end rot and occurs with a lack of calcium (or a deficient amount). Apply 3-4lbs of soft rock phosphate per 100 square feet. Several nurseries in the DFW area carry this product. Also, water deeply, then let it get a little dry between watering. So, water every 3 days or so, but water deeply. Fertilize every2-3 weeks and spray the foliage weekly with liquid seaweed.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2012 10:04 pm 
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thanks


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