I sent my son Karl out to get a couple tomatoes from the garden and he came back with a couple tomatoes that were rotten on the bottom. I cut into it thinking it was a blemish on the bottom only but the tomato was yucky inside too.
I went out to the garden to pick two more and discovered this…
More tomatoes with the same blemish and rot pattern. What is causing it?
I didn’t want them to go to complete waste so I gave them to the chickens.
They were happy.
But me..I am a sad gardener. I spent all that time watering the tomatoes and sadly many have the same rot. What is causing it? Is it the lack of rain and hose watering? Is it a blight? We have added peroxide in our water to help the cattle…do the garden plants not like it? Whatever it is it is making me sad.
I went out later and picked TWO more ice cream buckets full and gave them to the chickens. UGH. I hope I get enough good ones to make at least a couple batches of salsa.