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Comment by Chris Carr on June 6, 2012 at 10:09am

i just had bloom end rot in roma's growing in a wicking 5gallon bucket setup. the moisture levels were never an issue so it was certainly calcium deficiency. I dont know if it is true but i read that too much moisture will cause calcium uptake to slow but even in that case, the solution is more calcium so I guess it is moot.

Comment by Bradly on June 5, 2012 at 8:59pm

HI Carey

They look good !

Up until now I've been a dirt veggie grower.  I had end rot on Roma tomatoes and never could solve the problem.  I also had problems with tomatoes splitting (due to inconsistant amounts of water the tomatoe takes in).  I couldn't help this because I live in a desert so I have to water well to keep stuff alive- then it rains and voila-too much water and the tomatoe splits.  Once the rain is past it is only a minimal problem.

But I look forward to getting my system set up to solve this watering problem! 

Comment by Murray Hallam on June 5, 2012 at 8:18pm

Hi Carey,

In regular dirt farming of tomatoes blossom end rot and crown splitting are also associated with irregular irrigation cycles, so, in AP we are always delivering nutrient and water to the plants.  It is a win, win for the plants.

Comment by Carey Ma on June 5, 2012 at 5:40pm

Is water availability a major factor too?

Comment by Murray Hallam on June 4, 2012 at 8:09pm

Hi Carey,
I never have problem with blossom end rot.
Calcium and potassium are provided in the buffering process.  Both of these elements are very important to tomatoes.

Comment by Carey Ma on June 4, 2012 at 6:34pm

Respectfully...I like.

Hi Murray; is t true that AP prevents bottom/ blossom end rot?

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