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. http://www.epsomsaltcouncil.org/garden_benefits.htm
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