Thursday, May 31, 2012

Summer Vegetable Gardening Tips

Blossom End Rot, a common tomato disorder
Blossom end rot (BER) is most common on tomatoes but can also affect peppers, squash, and melons. BER is the result of low calcium in developing fruits and is most commonly caused by uneven watering or over fertilization.  If you have persistent BER problems, have your soil tested to make sure the pH is not too low. Find out more about BER here:

For more great tips on what to plant, when to harvest, and which pests to look out for, see the summer vegetable gardening tips posted on the Pender Extension website:

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