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    Default Tomatoes R.I.P.

    Well what can i say my old man tomatoes were looking soooo good, lots of fruit and flowers and we had a few just gone red perfect for picking.

    Underneath the tomato it is what we all fear BLIGHT! okay so whats the recommended methods for isolating and destroying the blight and disinfecting everything.

    Thanks

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    that is what I am worried about!!

    the blight seems to attack just as they start bearing fruit which is the worst time!!

    maybe a tactical nuclear weapon will get rid of it!!!

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    Underneath the tomato? Do you mean like this? Blossom end rot / Royal Horticultural Society
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    Quote Originally Posted by insy View Post
    my old man tomatoes were looking soooo good, lots of fruit... just gone red
    Blight makes the fruit go brown, not red. I don't think you have blight, I also think you're talking about blossom end rot.
    Can you post a photo?
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    Haha you are spot on as the plant itself looks healthy no manky leaves etc just the bottom end rot on several fruits.

    Hmmm could be the stress of greenhouse as its in full sun atm we will be moving it to a shadier spot next year once workshop built.

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    From my understanding, blossom end rot is due to erratic watering, i.e. too wet then too dry. Monty had it on GW on Friday.

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    Yes this is problem we are having, the greenhouse is placed in the wrong area of garden completely and it gets to hot even with doors and windows open and to much sun. We water them and leave a little water in the bottom tray and sometimes can still dry out in less than a day.

    We have a concrete base in corner of garden with a bit of foliage cover from ash tree, this is where the greenhouse will be going next year.

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    Once you've got it (BER) can the tomatoes recover or is that it. I have it in a least 6 of my plants and despite taking the affected toms off the new fruits develops it too...............should I just give in and take the plants out, do you think

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