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Novel Treasure says
Thank You. I agree, we had extreme weather this spring. Tons of rain followed by no rain. It was the first time my tomatoes ever got blossom end rot.
Lisa Roppolo says
Wow, this is news to me. I have heard of Epson Salt for peppers but not tomatoes. Thank you. When you pinch off the lower branches do you also mulch, or does pinching do the trick for you?
Pinching usually does the trick. You can do this rather aggressively if you wanted to. I used to live next to some Polish immigrants and they would take a good 6 to 12 inches of the lower branches off their tomato plants.
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Thomas Byers says
OK, I'll try it. Thank you. What pests do marigoldd keep away from tomatoes?
Joanie Ruppel says
Your tomato success is exciting. I hope to have tomatoes by the weekend.
Adding diluted fish emulsion is a brilliant update to a good idea. Thank you for sharing your ideas.
Bubblegum Jones says
Water is important. I agree. Mulching helps conserve that precious water. Thanks for your comment,Bubblegum Jones