Monday, August 20, 2007

Blossom rot on roma tomatoes

My roma tomatoes have rotted from the bottom of the fruit. A friend told me that it is blossom rot, probably from not enough minerals in the soil. He suggested that next year I put epsom salt around the plants when planting them.

The Epsom Salt Industry Council provides more details about the benefits and use of epsom salt in gardens.

Studies show that magnesium and sulfur, two components of Epsom Salt may:

  • Help seeds germinate

  • Make plants grow bushier

  • Produce more flowers

  • Increase chlorophyll production

  • Improve phosphorus and nitrogen uptake