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Gorgeous plant, horrible tomatoes

Posted by Prairie_thunder none (My Page) on
Wed, Aug 1, 12 at 22:56

Hello all
I've grown two awesome tomatoes in an Earth Box, my first time using it. Unfortunately, all of the tomatoes are ruined.
Our season started cold and rainy, but the last few weeks have been hot, 25 - 30 most days. I've made sure the reservoir has had water.
The plants grew amazingly well, but they were slow to flower, compared to the ones in my veggie garden. Worse, all the tomatoes look like the ones in the pics. Either they have these ulcer-looking sores, or they only developed half a tomato, with ulcer-looking black bottoms.
Ideas? They don't look like any of the problems in links others have posted. Thanks all


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RE: Gorgeous plant, horrible tomatoes

Looks like sun scald to me. I cover my tomatoes with a white cloth when it gets too hot.


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RE: Gorgeous plant, horrible tomatoes

Black bottoms on tomatoes is generally Blossem End Rot, a condition usually associated with uneven moisture and/or calcium uptake and distribution. Sometimes excessive heat. Did you use Dolomite lime when you set up your Earth Box? What type and how much fertilizer?


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RE: Gorgeous plant, horrible tomatoes

suncitylinda,in the pic the fruit is rotted on the side not the bottom leading me to believe sunscald

you only got 2 fruit ? sounds like it was too hot to bloom and set flowers/fruit


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RE: Gorgeous plant, horrible tomatoes

"Either they have these ulcer-looking sores, or they only developed half a tomato, with ulcer-looking black bottoms."

Dickie, I believe Suncitylinda was indeed addressing one of the OP's concerns.


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