I didn’t get pictures of the tomatoes that had blossom end rot, but they were the first four on the vines that developed it. I cut off the damaged fruit and searched for a cure.
After researching the issue, I concluded my tomatoes needed watering daily rather than every other day as instructed in the Tomato Plant Pots – Recipe for Success. Now my tomatoes are healthy – no blossom end rot. 🙂
I found that tomato plants in pots have a high need for extra calcium. I thought you might want to see this quick video that explains how to provide that for your plants.
I’ve also noticed my plant leaves looked very dry. I trimmed away several branches on the lower part of the plants, but I needed to do more cutting away. Did you notice in the video that the tomato plants had all their lower stems trimmed away?
I should have known better, but I didn’t follow the recipe exactly. I planted two plants in each pot rather than one as stipulated in the recipe. There may not be enough nutrients in each pot for two plants. Yikes!
I went out to water this morning and started trimming. Better…and should have done this earlier. Don’t they already look healthier?
I’m no expert with gardening, but at least you can learn from my mistakes! :-/
On a happier note, watering every other day taught me that the plants in my other pots are happier with an every-other-day-watering schedule.
So far, at least. We have 95 degrees predicted this weekend. Oh, and I added this little bird from Dollar Tree to the porch light – just for fun. 🙂
Out in the yard, figs are growing.
The vines I planted a month ago are finally growing onto the fence wiring I attached.
I planted them to hide the gas tank. They’re perennials, so I try to start seeds by mid May. The one on the left is a Hyacinth bean vine. The two to the right are moonbeam vines. I hope they bloom this year!
I’ve planted moonbeam before, and they grow large white blooms that glow in the moonlight. I’ve never had them bloom, so I’m beginning to wonder if my friend gave me “fake seeds”. Ha!
Funny, I limbed up this Crepe Myrtle two weeks ago (see how here), and it’s the only one blooming here in The Land of Making Do. Maybe it’s just coincidence.
I quickly trimmed that Crepe Myrtle on a whim one cool evening, and now that it’s suddenly so hot, the others may wait until fall!
What’s blooming at your house? Do you have tomatoes, and if so, how are they doing?