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9/22/13 6:27 P

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Thanks, everyone! I will definitely start adding some eggshells, and I won't compost them. I appreciate the help!

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9/22/13 2:52 P

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Do not put that into the recycle or you will have it come back next year. As for what it is I don't know but I do know that you don't want it coming back next year and that will happen if you put it in your compose pill

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It does sound like blossom end rot, usually due to lack of calcium in the soil, like UNICORN212 said. Since it is due to a mineral defiency in the soil, it should be fine to compost them.
An easy and free way to add calcium to your soil is to add rinsed crushed egg shells to the soil. If you don't eat very many eggs, you might be able to have a couple of neighbors collect them for you.

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I had that on my peppers and it was blossom end rot - the soil needed more calcium. I am not sure if tomatoes get the same thing but it might be worth a try.

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Hello, fellow gardeners! I have had a horrible time with my tomatoes this year, especially my Amish Paste heirloom tomatoes. Most of them have gotten a fungus or something on the bottom of them as soon as they redden. It starts as a tan blotch and then turns black. I don't spray my vegetables because I'd like to grow organic. Does anyone know what this is and how to prevent it next year? Also, can I compost the tomatoes that have gotten this back into the tomato garden, or will it cause next year's crop to have the same problem? Thanks for any help!

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