How to deal with black spots on end of tomatoes?

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  • Amanda Amanda on Aug 15, 2018

    Hello. This is called blossom end rot. It usually is from a lack of calcium. What I do is mix egg shells and tomato tone to the base of the plants. The tomato tone is full of calcium and can be found at local home improvement stores or garden centers. Good Luck!

  • Linda Linda on Aug 15, 2018

    If the blossom end of the tomato is dark brown and sort of flat it may be from a lack of calcium in the soil. Try adding some ground up egg shells. Also, Your soil may be fine, but if it is exceptionally hot the tomato may not be able to absorb the nutrients it needs.

  • DesertRose DesertRose on Aug 16, 2018

    It is called blossom rot. It comes from lack of calcium. You can buy bone meal and put some on the tomato plants, but it won't fix the ones already affected. We puree eggshells like powder to add two tablespoons to a gallon of water for our tomatoes and peppers.

    • Kno12199145 Kno12199145 on Aug 16, 2018

      Thanks for the info. This year's tomatoes are a bust - hopefully next year will be better with your suggestions.

  • Pam Kneebone Pam Kneebone on Aug 17, 2018

    Agree with others. Save all those egg shells- raw and cooked in the compost or dig into soil.