Re: [tomato] Blossom end rot

John Sorge (
Sat, 8 May 1999 22:29:11 -0500

I used a mortar and pestle on a bottle of tums.  Ground it all into a fine
powder and put a teaspoon in each of the five gallon pots with one tomato
plant growing in each.  Would anyone advise adding limestone pellets also?
These pellets are slow to react and might reduce the acidity for the long

Thank you,
John Sorge
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Subject: RE: [tomato] Blossom end rot

> Son of a gun, I thought that I was the only nutty one to put my wifes
> calcium tablets in the blender with some water for a tomato plant in a
> container suffering from blossom end I feel better.
> Pete, South Florida
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> If one only has a few plants a couple ground up tums with calcium
> per plant, will also work. Main thing is to adjust soil to proper pH.
> Once the pH starts dropping below 6.5, the intake of calcium lessons.