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Munts: Tomato Time — Or Not

What’s wrong with my tomato? This seems to be the most popular question asked of the WSU Master Gardeners in the past couple of weeks. Usually the question comes attached to a handful of almost-ripe tomatoes with blackened or mushy bottoms. Ah, yes, tomato blossom end rot has appeared in all its glory/Pat Munts, Handle Extra. (SR photo) More here

Question: I've been able to harvest the cherry tomatoes and a few of the smaller varieties I've planted but I continue to wait for the big ones to turn red. Anyone else having trouble with their garden tomatoes this fall?




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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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