Tuesday, June 12, 2012

'bout my t'mators

My little garden is thriving so much, I can't even believe it.
It's amazing how things can survive if you
feed and water them.

I am happy to announce that I am currently
keeping two gardens, 60+ chickens, six children,
and one husband alive.

I am incredible.
And so is God's plan for sustaining life.
I do give Him credit for this idea.

Take a peak of the plant-life.
(And the poultry in the background)

I have been getting a couple tomatoes, almost DAILY.
So can't believe it.

But many of them have black bottoms.
This makes me very grumpy.
Along with many other living things on my ranch that
don't do things my way.

for all you gardening experts,
what gives?

Tell me your thoughts 'bout my t'mators.



Justine said...

Blossom end rot. I don't know what to do about it, but google might.

LouAnne said...

Our tomatoes had the same problem last year. Turned out low calcium in our soil. We treated with bone meal and crushed egg shells and that helped a lot. :)

Matt and Maria said...

Maybe your soil is deficient in copper. Local extension offices probably would offer free soil analysis.

momto8blog said...

keeping them all alive is a great first priority!
Blossom end rot...night watering supposedly..I think...or plant ressstent tomatoes...you can still eat the tomato, just cut the bad stuff off.
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Acceptance with Joy said...

WOW! You go, girl!!

I also have two gardens, 7 kids, one husband and 26 chickens....geese, ducks... everything to keep alive. Oh, and bees... did you get your hive of bees?.

I have 145 tomato plants in the market garden. Lack of CALCIUM is often the issue. I buy bags of gypsum to prevent that. Just buy it at the Ag Supply in big bags and work it into the soil around your plants. I used to use the cheap stuff, but now I am experimenting with the more expensive quick release type. You can also buy a calcium spray and spray your tomatoes and plants directly. This is a very annoying problem as the tomato looks so beautiful on top and so disgusting underneath. It still happens to mine on occasion. We live in a fairly dry area, so we don't deal with many blights in our tomatoes. If you are in a more moist area you might attempt to keep watering system from wetting your plants leaves.

Acceptance with Joy said...

Oh, and just for fun, here's a link to some pictures of my tomatoes - last year. We aren't picking in this part of the country quite yet!!!! It's been a cold spring, and it's a slow season.


What varieties are your growing?

Acceptance with Joy said...

I am sorry that was a bad link. I tried to edit it, or delete that last comment, but alas, I can't seem to. Here's the link I was trying to send:


Karin said...

I got nuthin'. My tomatoes never do well so I just quit trying and buy them at the grocery store. Sad...I know.

Love for Lilly Yin said...

I know that it means your soil is lacking something. But really I am no help because my WHOLE garden died. I spent mega bucks tilling, preparing the soil, fertilizing, and watering....but then all the tomato leaves started turning black, like they were spray painted and one by one they all died!

Tesseraemum said...

Don't have a clue about the maters but I had to tell you You ARE WONDERWOMAN!


quilt'n-mama said...

I love your garden, it is looking great. Our tomatoes actually have tomatoes on them this year, last year we had had 30+ 100 degree days by now and they never set a tomato! No tomatoes ripe yet though.

Lenna wants a chickens in our back yard, not sure how that would go over in town:) So poor girl will have to wait!

Katy said...

This is the first year I've had a garden, well it probably isn't considered a garden since the only thing I'm growing is tomatoes... Anyways, my tomato plants have gotten really big so far, all the tomatoes are still green though.

Anonymous said...

My farmer husband says you can not grow tomatoes unless you move to Southwest Georgia. Give it up or move . Just a little prejudice. He also says you better not walk barefooted in that dirt cause the same thing might happen to the bottom of your feet.;). JK

Annie said...

You are awesome Lori!! Don't have an answer for you other than, some people think black bottoms are hott!!

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