WHY ARE THE BOTTOM OF MY TOMATOES ROTTING?

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Last week the Garden Guru talked about tomatoes and how they really do love the heat! And sometimes in Santa Fe, when our night’s cool down so much — they actually slow the growth down of the tomato at night and then it has to restart again in the morning! Sometimes, this creates problems with tomatoes. Lynn said that Payne’s customers bring in tomatoes and they have a bad spot on the bottom of them — now the bottom is the spot that’s directly opposite where the stem is attached to the tomato and they’re wondering what is this and what can they do about. It’s called “Blossom End Rot”… and the thing to do about it is … well, listen to Lynn’s tip and see how to deal with the “bottom end rot”!

Tune in every Friday on KHFM Radio (95.5 FM) between 4 and 5 pm you’ll hear Lynn Payne’s tip of the week. The “Garden Guru” himself provides information on different topics including gardening tips, fun facts about plants, how to plant and prepare your garden for each season and special announcements.