Author Topic: Blossom End Rot on Peppers  (Read 227 times)

wolfstone636

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Blossom End Rot on Peppers
« on: September 03, 2019, 12:13:18 pm »
I have been growing Bell peppers in my earthbox containers this season. The peppers have been afflicted with Blossom End Rot. So I have been adding calcium nitrate once a week to deal with it this season. I am planning for next season. I added the recommended amount of dolomite at the beginning of this season. What should i do differently next season to avoid the Blossom End Rot problem?

Thanks for any assistance.

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Re: Blossom End Rot on Peppers
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2019, 08:57:13 pm »
BER is caused by inconsistent watering which should be a non-issue in our EBs. It will usually be worse the first season an EB is started. Be sure to add the dolomite each time you plant, the calcium nitrate is not a cure, it helps keep calcium and nitrogen readily available.
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Re: Blossom End Rot on Peppers
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2019, 07:15:24 am »
Thanks for your reply. I have had this problem for several seasons during which I had always added the recommended amount of dolomite. I think that I need to increase the amount of dolomite that I add in the spring. Any suggestions?