MOUNT VERNON — Have you ever reached to pick a nice, lush tomato, only to find the bottom is rotting on the vine?
“It’s called blossom-end rot and it’s caused by a lack of calcium when the plant is blooming,” said Sabrina Schirtzinger, Knox County’s Extension Educator for Agriculture.
There’s not much you can do about it now, Schirtzinger said, except try to keep the moisture levels stable with mulch or straw around plants, and avoid cutting roots when cultivating.
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