Tomato Leaves Turning Yellow and Fruit Rotting on Bottom

Can you plant too many tomato plants in a given area? If so, how should they be spaced? Our plants are turning yellow from the ground up and the tomatoes are rotting on the undersides. Please can you help?


Hardiness Zone: 7a

By Kyra Leigh from Bristol, TN

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July 17, 20100 found this helpful

It sounds like blossom-end rot, which is caused by a calcium deficiency. You can add calcium to the soil with gypsum.

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July 20, 20100 found this helpful

Calcium may be an issue, you can buy it at the local nursery. You should have planted some with it when beginning the garden. Also Blood Meal.
Now you can quickly remedy by getting epsom salts. This also is essential for blossom end rot. Go to their website and get the info and some is listed on the package (some brands do).

Any veggie that flowers in the garden needs epsom salts, aka Magnesium Sulfate. Essential for blossoms. Pick your tomatoes with end rot and get to the garbage. Do not leave. Bugs will love them and infest other things into the gardens.


Another thing. I do a clean up the bottom of the plants. Nothing for the first 10 inches up the plant stay. Needs air to move amongst the plants to keep it happy!

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