Black Bottom Tomatoes?

How can I keep my tomatoes from turning black on the bottom before they have even ripen?

  8 answers
  • Five little hens Five little hens on Jul 07, 2017
    It's a calcium deficiency. When you plant the tomatoes, put a handful of crushed eggshell into the hole. If you've already planted, remove the blighted ones as they won't get any better, scratch some crushed eggshell into the soil around the roots. This should help any new tomatoes coming along. Some people will tell you I'm wrong, but I used to have the blackspot on my tomatoes, started doing the eggshells about 6 years ago and haven't lost a single tomato to that bottom right. The dogs; that's another story!

  • Linda Sikut Linda Sikut on Jul 07, 2017
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    Hopefully you can figure out what to do to stop this. Good luck!

  • Pat Pat on Jul 07, 2017

  • Raven Farmer Raven Farmer on Jul 07, 2017
    sound like blossom end rot. if it is, then your soil is probably lacking in calcium. trying broadcasting lime in your garden.

  • Amanda Amanda on Jul 07, 2017
    This can be caused from lack of calcium, or uneven watering. When I plant my tomatoes I add tomato-tone to the soil at the base of the plant. The provides any lack of calcium, and is a good organic fertilizer. I have also used Rot-Stop. This is a spray that on the tomatoes and provides calcium. I hope this helps you.

  • Marylin Marylin on Jul 07, 2017
    Thank you all. I think I will try the egg shells.

  • Dfm Dfm on Jul 07, 2017
    if your are allergic to eggs, bone meal, lime and tums can be used..all contain calcium. Do not put powdered milk on top if the soil. The sugars in the milk will attract unwanted guests.