Salt is not a fertilizer. It helps the cells structure grow strong.
No side effects that I know of...
Most of it gets absorbed by the plants. Whatever's left is diluted thru the year.
At least, this is what I've been told.
Also, I've always understood that blossom end rot is from inconsistant watering.
If you water a lot early, you have to keep that up thru the season.
Blossom end rot happens when the plants get a lot of water then has to endure a period of dry, then more water etc....
Try keeping the soil at a consistant moisture and only water when needed.
Here is a link about Blosson end rot faq.gardenweb.com/faq/lists/tomato/2000082
I guess I'm wrong...here is the CAUSE statement fro the article...
Calcium is required in relatively large concentrations for normal cell growth. When a rapidly growing fruit is deprived of calcium, the tissues break down, leaving the characteristic lesion at the blossom end. Blossom-end rot develops when the fruit's demand for calcium exceeds the supply in the soil. This may result from low calcium levels in the soil, drought stress, excessive soil moisture, and/or fluctuations due to rain or overwatering . These conditions reduce the uptake and movement of calcium into the plant, or rapid, vegetative growth due to excessive nitrogen fertilization.
I just learned something !!!! I never knew about the calcium...
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