My tomato plants rot on the bottom of the tomato. How can I prevent?

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  • Sue B. Sue B. on Dec 30, 2017
    That happened to me. I researched the internet and found out I was watering too often and too wet soil.

  • Mil Mil on Dec 30, 2017
    It's "blossom end rot."
    Add ground up eggshells, even 1/2 cup, preferably in the planting hole.
    No more BEM after I did that. (Rinse eggshell; dry them in M/W; hand crush to fit
    into electric coffee grinder; spin to powder; save up in jar til planting time.)

  • Mil Mil on Dec 30, 2017
    I mean't "BER" blossom end rot.

  • 2dogal 2dogal on Dec 31, 2017
    Tomato plants need a lot of calcium. The tomato rot on the end of your tomato is telling you it's not getting enough. Tahke eggs shells and crush them. spread them on the ground around and under the plant.

  • Deb Deb on Jan 01, 2018
    it is very dry here in late summer.
    something else that will help to even out the soil moisture level is spreading a used dry coffee filter or two flattened in half on top of the soil after watering. you can water over it from there on and coffee minerals help fertilize.