Gardening Australia

BLOSSOM END ROT

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Have your tomatoes developed mysterious brown-black blotches on their bases? This is called blossom-end rot and is caused by uneven watering and the erratic uptake of cell-strengthenĀ­ing calcium from the soil. The problem often disappears as the season progresses, but it helps if your tomato plants are kept well mulched and regularly watered.

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