Re: [gardeners] Tomatoes with black fungus

Mona lisa andrews (
Wed, 21 Jul 1999 17:50:38 -0500

Not that it will help now probably, but for future reference, i think that
you can save all of your egg shells and crush them up and when you prepare
a bed to plant tomatoes, till it in. It will provide natural calcium for
the plants. You might can try working it into the soil around your plants
now, can't hurt.
Mona lisa
At 06:33 PM 7/21/99 -0400, you wrote:
>I'm an observer.
>Lack of calcium. Fetilize when tomatoes start to form. Use miricle grow for
>tomatoes. I'm not sure of the "specific" calcium, but fertilizing has
>worked for me.
>Timing is everything. Fertilize before flowers, tomatoe plants turn into
>pine trees. Hold back during flowing. Fertilize when you see the fruits
>starting to form.
>Craig Watts  
>From: Ron Hay <>
>Subject: [gardeners] Tomatoes with black fungus
>Date: Wednesday, July 21, 1999 11:03 AM
>Hi, this year for the first time, we are experiencing a number of
>tomatoes, Burpee's Early Girl and Big Girl, developing soft bottoms that
>turn black and slightly flattenend, most of which fruit cannot be
>salvaged. We carefully dipose of it in the trash so as not to infect our
>compost pile. Any clues as to cause/cure?
>Van Nuys, CA
>USDA 9b, Sunset 20