Even if you've never heard of blossom end rot, you've probably seen it on your tomatoes. It's one of the most common tomato growing problems out there. It's also one of the most annoying, because the rotting doesn't show up until the tomato starts to ripen and by then, it's too late to do much about it. Unfortunately our recent weather pattern of deluge to drought is the perfect combination for it to occur. The emails asking about it are already starting to pour in.
You can't save the tomatoes already affected, but you can take steps to keep it from occurring. Blossom end rot is often blamed on a lack of calcium, but other factors are also involved. So before you reach for the lime, now is a good time to talk about preventing blossom end rot.
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