Sick of blossom end rot in the garden? We are too! Blossom end rot can easily be identified by a discolored, sunken spot at the blossom end of the fruit. The spot starts out small and grows larger as the fruit grows. Blossom end rot is caused by calcium deficiency. If your soil is low in calcium (as determined by a soil test) the easiest solution is to add Calcium Nitrate, according to the directions on your soil test results.
One cup of Calcium Nitrate will cover a 50 foot row in your garden. You can also mix one tablespoon in a gallon of water for a foliar spray. This product sells for $5.99. Pick up a bag of Calcium Nitrate at Wells Brothers. A 4lb bag is just $5.99!