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Re: Eggs..buried for tomatoes? [Re: cathryn] #7598251
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I put a couple Antacid Tablets (Calcium Carbonate) under each plant.Never get Blossom End Rot.


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Re: Eggs..buried for tomatoes? [Re: PSB1011] #7598256
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Originally Posted by PSB1011
Originally Posted by cathryn
Lol. No eggplants here.

I have wondered about fish also wv222. Thank you for that info.

My garden is completely fenced .with welded wire fence..so skunks shouldn't be a problem.

Im.gonna give it a try I think because I have had problems with blossum.end. rot.


your problem is a calcium deficiency in the soil.Very easy to fix, put Lime on the soil where your tomatoes are to go.If you want to use eggs, go for it.Lime is cheap, and easy.
Ive had this problem.
Not any more!



I realize lime is cheap buy eggs are free for me. That's why I thought I'd try it.

Thanks for the advice


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Re: Eggs..buried for tomatoes? [Re: cathryn] #7598257
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Your soil probably has enough calcium, most likely a sulphur problem. Was never a problem here until they shut down the coal fired plants. Gypsum is very effective for me. Mike

Re: Eggs..buried for tomatoes? [Re: cathryn] #7598258
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What is gympsum?


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Re: Eggs..buried for tomatoes? [Re: cathryn] #7598259
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It is a white soft rock mined and used to mainly make sheetrock.


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Re: Eggs..buried for tomatoes? [Re: cathryn] #7598276
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Seems to me like it would take too long for eggshells to breakdown in time to feed the tomatoes?

Re: Eggs..buried for tomatoes? [Re: cathryn] #7598289
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Would a little oyster shell work?

Re: Eggs..buried for tomatoes? [Re: cathryn] #7598295
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I just planted tomatoes and under every one was a good helping of crushed up egg shell. Learned about that from my neighbor years ago.

Re: Eggs..buried for tomatoes? [Re: KeithC] #7598296
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Originally Posted by KeithC
A friend of mine, Dwight, puts crushed egg shell, a banana peal, an aspirin and coffee grounds in with his tomato plants. It seems to help. He gets huge tomato plants with a high yield.

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Re: Eggs..buried for tomatoes? [Re: cathryn] #7598312
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I have heard of it but never done it

when I read about it it was crack the egg , toss the shell in the hole also and plant right on top of it

the egg gives it a moisture, nutrient and moisture holding potential as I understand it


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Re: Eggs..buried for tomatoes? [Re: cathryn] #7598408
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I havent tried the eggs but do use epsom salts and powdered milk for the tomatoes.

Re: Eggs..buried for tomatoes? [Re: cathryn] #7598456
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my dad was known for his tomato's, dad would have a local restaurant save there egg shells

Re: Eggs..buried for tomatoes? [Re: KeithC] #7598552
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Originally Posted by KeithC
A friend of mine, Dwight, puts crushed egg shell, a banana peal, an aspirin and coffee grounds in with his tomato plants. It seems to help. He gets huge tomato plants with a high yield.

Keith

Get a headache and take one tomato! LOL


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Re: Eggs..buried for tomatoes? [Re: cathryn] #7598626
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It adds a very small amount of calcium, and nothing more.not enough to do any real good if your soil is truly deficient


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Re: Eggs..buried for tomatoes? [Re: cathryn] #7598688
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I do it because there are a lot of good things in eggs that plants can use, however from what I've read the egg shell won't break down enough to help with this years tomatoes. I've added eggs for so many years that there should be plenty of calcium in the soil from years past.

Re: Eggs..buried for tomatoes? [Re: cathryn] #7598739
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The gypsum contains sulphur which allows the plant to use the calcium in the soil. Doesn't matter how much calcium is in the soil if you can't use it. Sheet rock is one source. In the USDA and university trials I have been involved with we used ash from coal plants and mined gypsum. We also used fertilizer with sulphur added, always made a healthier looking corn or bean plant. Soil has become low in sulphur with the closing of all our coal fired plants. Mike

Re: Eggs..buried for tomatoes? [Re: cathryn] #7598743
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Thanks Mike

I'll find out if eggs effect thw growth of my tomatoes and help qith ending blossom end Roy.

We have a total of 92 tomato plants. I put and egg beside 55 this morning..I dug a whole beside them.

Then we went to my mamaws place so Jerry could cut some tomato stakes. 8 ft all

Tomorrow r have to get more stakes and I have to plant more eggs.


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Re: Eggs..buried for tomatoes? [Re: cathryn] #7598794
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Ag lime works best. Fish parts work great. egg shells also work. Even milk works real well.

Basically anything with calcium works to stop the rot.

Best maters I ever grew was in TN. Put about 500 lbs of fresh carp on the garden area and disked then tilled it all in. Had maters the size of softballs and real meaty. I was worried about the smell but it never really smelled like fish at all.

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Originally Posted by il.trapper
Ag lime works best. Fish parts work great. egg shells also work. Even milk works real well.

Basically anything with calcium works to stop the rot.

Best maters I ever grew was in TN. Put about 500 lbs of fresh carp on the garden area and disked then tilled it all in. Had maters the size of softballs and real meaty. I was worried about the smell but it never really smelled like fish at all.

Ive got a lot of raccoons and beaver buried in my beds.

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We used to mix hay chaff with chicken manure and put in the bottom of the holes with the tomato plants that my Mom had started.
If they got too much manure it would burn the plants, but somehow that rarely happened. Sure did grow good maters.


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