My tomatoes have osteoporosis

Garden to Table

Garden to Table

It has been several years since I gardened this earth, and while I thought things were going smoothly in the bountiful tomato plot, sadly — they are not. I have blossom-end rot, causing all of the larger tomatoes to get mushy bottoms on the vine.

Come to find out, my soil is calcium deficient and I’m growing more than 100 pounds of tomatoes I won’t be able to eat. (Thankfully there are plenty of other, smaller varieties that are still doing fine.)

Next year, the soil gets tested before planting and I will certainly work bone meal into the earth before starting tomatoes.

Lesson painfully learned.