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I have had some trouble with mine rotting also and I think in my case it is the amount of water they were or were not getting on a regular basis this summer. It was so dry here that I could not keep up watering everything. I was just talking to a gentleman who owns a veggie stand down the road about fried green tomatoes. He has never had them and doesn't know if he wants to try them. I love them.
you could take the green ones with rot off and use them for fried green tomatoes or for green tomato relish. then they wouldn't be wasted. maybe whatever comes on next would be less wet.
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I've had that in the past. i pick the items and use the parts that are not rotten. if you leave them on the plants, they will use us energy and you will get less healthy produce later.
Tomatoes, also, like a steady and equal amount of water....
If they get to dry and then you water the heck out of them, then they get dry etc. They will rot.
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It does sound like end-rot, which can be controled with calcium. Here is a link that might be useful. www.aces.edu/homegarden/news/archive
002192.php Hope that helps. I hate to see all your tomatoes rot.
Edited by: BUELLRIDER at: 7/19/2011 (21:24)
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They might also need more calcium in the soil - depending on which end is rotting - you could take a sample to your local "real" garden center (not Lowe's or Home Depot, whose staff don't know too awfully much, generally speaking, about gardening) and ask them for advice, too -
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I would say so. Try to get the water away from the plants. Missnuggy Also, I hope you have them planted in the open, they like lots of sunshine, no shade.
Edited by: MISSNUGGY at: 7/19/2011 (16:58)
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My tomatoes are rottening before they are ripe. We have been alot of rain. Is that why they rottening
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