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ddurk751

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Watering frequency for tomatoes
« on: May 31, 2022, 11:13:28 am »
I live in Georgia and this is my 3rd year for planting tomatoes in my Earthbox. This year I started watering more frequently and I'm seeing blossom end rot on one of my first tomatos. I planted my box with soil from last year and used everything in the replant kit. I have also been adding the Calcium Nitrate once a week as directed. I'm wondering if I'm watering too often. I have experienced blossom end rot in previous years, but usually not until closer to the end of the growing season. Any thoughts? Thanks

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Re: Watering frequency for tomatoes
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2022, 07:58:58 pm »
Well first you can't over water. Many years the first fruit will develop BER even with all the recommended amendments.

I believe many times the BER is started in the transplant production phase.

It develops long before symptoms appear when the tomato fruit are the size of a dime. It can also be found in some varieties and not in others.
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