Thursday, August 23, 2007

Pessimistic For a Reason

For those of you that read my previous post about my garden, you may remember that I mentioned being a pessimistic planter. I thought that maybe this gardening season was too good to be true, with hardly any weeds, tomatoes growing like trees, and no bugs or plant diseases. Well, apparently it was too good to be true. My tomatoes are suffering from something called Blossom End Rot. If you've never heard of it or seen it before, take a look at my tomatoes...

From what I've read, it's not a disease that spreads so that is good news. It is brought on by "erratic watering practices." Yes...that would pretty much define how I water my garden...Erratically.

Of course not all hope is lost. It hasn't happened to all the tomatoes...only about 40% of them; and, since I planted so many I can easily make up for the loss. So you're still invited over for fresh salsa and Bruschetta...just less of it.

3 comments:

noisy_penguin said...

I'll be there in an hour. I love bruschetta.

Emmylou said...

My tomatoes also have this disease. I just never took the time to figure out what was wrong, I just thought that it was from them lying on the ground. Thanks again Mandy!

Ben Mason said...

Why is nate hitchhiking in his picture?