- Jan 8, 2009
No, all mid-air.Are they touching the ground ? If so get them off .
Iv'e never seen that some of mine are starting to split from to much water I have cut down on watering but I cant do anything about the rain .No, all mid-air.
I turned to google and it looks like blossom end rot which according to web advice is caused by over/under/inconsistent watering, lack of calcium in soil, wrong pH soil. One person suggested watering with powdered milk.
All other fruit looks fine, so I’m keeping an eye on the bottoms.
I agree, the rain is difficult to compensate for...Iv'e never seen that some of mine are starting to split from to much water I have cut down on watering but I cant do anything about the rain .
Thats called blossom end rot. Its uually a nutritional deficiency issue, i think calcium. A good fertilizer should help, but may be too late for the ones that have fruited.
The watering is tricky, by that I mean: for example, today is extremely hot (heat warning in effect); blazing sun, etc.Last year was really wet here. My tomatoes didn't do well at all with lots of rotting on the vine. I think it's a watering issue and may be something you can't control.
That's why I have a rain gauge , if I don't forget to empty it .The watering is tricky, by that I mean: for example, today is extremely hot (heat warning in effect); blazing sun, etc.
I opened the door and it is beating-down rain (and full sun). Within a few minutes, the water in the street is 2" deep (flash flood-like) and halfway up the curb on the sides of the road.
If I weren't home, I would have had no idea it rained and how much came down.
I, like Legion 12, have a rain gauge. Even the "cheap" yellow ones are better than nothing. I have one that measures to 0.01" and I try to religiously empty it daily if it rains and record the amount. Been doing this for a couple years now since the drought in 2016 after I got frustrated with the variability of the less expensive gauges. For example, I bought this cute glass thing (cylinder with markings) and it apparently read one-half inch as a full inch in terms of actual rainfall (or in other words double). It took some convincing that this was the case, but I know it to be a fact. It got trashed. The replacement was the more detailed measuring type, but you have to manually empty it. It isn't the end of the world if I forget to empty it, but I like to record a daily amount versus some longer time period...... If I weren't home, I would have had no idea it rained and how much came down.