How to Stop Blossom End Rot on Potted Tomato
Remove any blighted tomatoes. Once blossom end rot develops the fruit will rapidly deteriorate. While it doesn't spread, affected fruits are in-edible and you want to direct the plant's energy to setting new fruits. Don't fret, blossom end rot is usually a condition of the first crop because of shallow roots and rapid growth. Once the roots fill the pot there is less risk if you keep your planter watered.
Keep an eye on the well, self watering plants cannot walk to the hose to get a drink!
Ask a neighbor to check your plants if you will be away.
Use clean potting soil every year to prevent harboring tomato diseases or pests.
Place your pots in a sunny position with good air circulation.
Keep new plants warm and watered.
Companion plants such as basil, marigold, nasturtium or parsley are compatible with tomatoes, but will compete for space and moisture in a pot.
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