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Re: Tomato Disappointment


Most of that is irrigation.  I've cut baths down to every other day to
conserve.  I take toner baths alternate evenings, very refreshing indeed.
My own lemon verbena/witch hazel toner.

On 7/25/06, james singer <islandjim1@verizon.net> wrote:
>
> Good grief! Sounds to me like you have to be thrifty to bathe.
>
> About the calcium--you can also buy ground oyster shells [grit] at
> feed/pet stores.
>
> On Jul 25, 2006, at 5:53 PM, Pam Evans wrote:
>
> > Sue, if you eat eggs - save the shells (peel the membrane out) and
> > grind
> > them up and mix in the soil under the mulch around your peppers and
> > tomatoes.  Prevents blossom end rot.  Works great and it's free.  You
> > can
> > buy liquid calcium but this is more economical!   Thus speaks the
> > woman w/
> > the 269 dollar water bill.  I have to be thrifty to afford my garden.
> >
> > On 7/25/06, Johnson Cyndi D Civ 95 CG/SCSRT
> > <cyndi.johnson@edwards.af.mil>
> > wrote:
> >>
> >> Sadly I have lots of experience with this. You can still eat them,
> >> just
> >> cut
> >> off the bad part with a good bit of extra to make sure you don't get
> >> nasty
> >> stuff. One problem is that the BER is not good for the tomato
> >> (obviously)
> >> and so they can start turning red a lot earlier than they would
> >> normally...I'm sure there's a name for this condition...but anyway
> >> you can
> >> get a red tomato that's not actually ripe.
> >>
> >> Cyndi
> >>
> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
> >> Behalf
> >> Of SueNY
> >> Sent: Monday, July 24, 2006 5:34 PM
> >> To: GARDENS@LSV.UKY.EDU
> >> Cc: gardenchat@hort.net
> >> Subject: [CHAT] Tomato Disappointment
> >>
> >> I noticed that two of my Roma's are almost ripe. Unfortunately I
> >> noticed
> >> they also have BER. Rats!! With the weird weather we've been having
> >> this
> >> year it's been hard to get the watering even, especially with the
> >> regular
> >> torrential rains we keep getting. Are tomatoes with BER edible still?
> >> Can
> >> you cut off the end or is it best to just toss the whole thing?
> >>
> >> Sue
> >>
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> >
> >
> > --
> > Pam Evans
> > Kemp TX
> > zone 8A
> >
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> Island Jim
> Southwest Florida
> 27.0 N, 82.4 W
> Hardiness Zone 10
> Heat Zone 10
> Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
> Maximum 100 F [38 C]
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX
zone 8A

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