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<p>One of you had a simple solution for preventing black spot on the bottom of tomatoes. So simple that I can't remember what it is.</p>
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<p>Don't have a simple fix.  That sounds like blossom end rot and, as i recall, keeping the moisture level of the ground relatively stable is supposed to help.</p>
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<p>Crushed egg shells might have been it. It was something simple like that.</p>
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<p>Our tomatoes are in giant pots, and it's been so hot here they dry out quickly. I'm surprised there is enough moisture for them to rot. </p>
 

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<p>This factsheet on blossom end rot :</p>
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<p><a href="http://vegetablemdonline.ppath.cornell.edu/factsheets/Tomato_BlossRt.htm" target="_blank">http://vegetablemdonline.ppath.cornell.edu/factsheets/Tomato_BlossRt.htm</a></p>
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<p> indicates that a period of drought when the plant is growing rapidly can contribute, as does available calcium.  </p>
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<p> In the Northeast we have had  a  tomato  blight the last two years. The signs are yellow to browning leaves.. and rot spots on the tomatoes. I have been lucky so far .. but have one plant I am watching - they say for the blight the only solution is to pull up the plant and throw it in the  trash, as it will affect other  tomato plants.  I hope that is not what is happening with your plants !</p>
 
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