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Re: The Road to Healthy, Productive Tomatoes

A lot of tomato problems i think are caused by plant not getting the calcium it needs...I had trouble with blossom end rot until I started adding a handful of epsom salts to each tomato...must be that epsom salts makes calcium available to the plant or so it seems...a good ratio of calcium and magnesium is vital also...also we add a handful of gypsum to supply calcium and not change ph...

I think tomatoes growing to fast causes a lot of problems...the best crop for me ever was very slow growing...seems like they would never grow and produce, but canned 300 quarts from 12 plants...never been able to match that season since...well water 240 ft deep, soil was sandy loam and filled in holes with virgin forest soil so had mycorrhizae going good, never got over 95 that summer...all you can do is keep trying...the indian

Re: The Road to Healthy, Productive Tomatoes

A lot of tomato problems i think are caused by plant not getting the calcium it needs...I had trouble with blossom end rot until I started adding a handful of epsom salts to each tomato...must be that epsom salts makes calcium available to the plant or so it seems...a good ratio of calcium and magnesium is vital also...also we add a handful of gypsum to supply calcium and not change ph...

I think tomatoes growing to fast causes a lot of problems...the best crop for me ever was very slow growing...seems like they would never grow and produce, but canned 300 quarts from 12 plants...never been able to match that season since...well water 240 ft deep, soil was sandy loam and filled in holes with virgin forest soil so had mycorrhizae going good, never got over 95 that summer...all you can do is keep trying...the indian