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    Default Please Help!! is this blight? do I start crying now?

    Hi all,

    I've been a member for a few months, happy reading a gathering lots of usefull info, but never said hello before. So hello all !
    Please can I have your input on this situ. on Tuesday night I removed 8 healthy looking just pinking tom's, because underneath they resembled Satan's armpits !! this morning, only 36hrs later I have had to remove a few more as shown in the second picture. I think you all know what the question is..........and what do I do now?
    If it is the dreaded, what else will it effect? will it get to my tom's in the polytent 6' away? how did I get it, garden is paved, nothing pretty only potted veg. only started this year! none of the neighbours grow anything for 5 doors either way?





    all comments welcome

    Many thanks

    Ian.

    Add info: Toms in grow bags outside, fed once a week, drip watered daily. location B79, Tamworth, Staffs.

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    Hello, and welcome to the Madhouse!

    Looks like Blossom End Rot to me - hopefully someone more knowledgeable will be along in a minute...
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    Nah

    Blossom end rot. I have it on some of mine.
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    I'd agree Blossom End Rot I think. In which case not necessarily all the tomatoes will be lost. I think to much fluctuation between drought and water can cause this as well as lack in calcium and other nutrients (from memory). Someone more experienced is bound to be along soon, so don't cry just yet .

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    Thank you Glutton4,

    Iv'e just gone googling and found pictures identical to mine! looks like your on the money there! Now, what to do bout it!

    Thanks

    Ian

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    Remove any fruit that's showing symptons, feed and water as normal, checking any remaining fruit on a regular basis and hope for the best

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    P.S. Belated welcome to the boards.
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    Defo blossom end rot - down to erratic watering, often when they don't get enough. Some varieties get it more than others but your plants are fine. If it were blight you'd see the nasty black bits on the stem of the plant, often before the fruits too.
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    you can still use them for chutney or something, chop off the black bits.
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