What calcium has to do with blossom end rot in tomatoes

blossom end rot in tomatoes
Blossom end rot in tomatoes. Photo courtesy Brenda Kennedy, University of Kentucky, Bugwood.org

Blossom end rot is connected to a calcium deficiency, but, oddly enough, adding calcium to the soil doesn’t help. Read more in the article here to find out why.

That’s just one of the articles you’ll find in the most recent issue of WNY Gardening Matters, produced by the Master Gardeners of Cornell Cooperative Extension in Erie County.

Here are the other articles you’ll find in this issue:

  • Earwigs are invasive insects that may cause minimal damage to plants but can be beneficial as recyclers of decaying material and as predators. They are omnivorous, eating plant material, fungi, algae, moss, pollen and flowers, or scavenging dead and dying vegetation. They will occasionally prey on small insects like aphids and mites.
  • Forest bathing refers to the relaxing effect you can get from being in a forest, much like what you might experience from a nice long bath. This form of relaxation therapy began in Japan about 30 years ago and has spread around the world.
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