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318TigerFan
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Gardening Pros: Best product for end rot?
This is our first year doing a small raised bed garden. We have 3 4x4 beds. The bell peppers were doing great, however, once they get to be a decent size they begin to rot on the plant. I read
this is due to a calcium deficiency. Any advice, tips, or products is greatly appreciated. Thanks.


LSUlefty
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re: Gardening Pros: Best product for end rot?
Lowes and HD have a spray you can add. Next time you plant add Bone Meal to your hole/soil.


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PillageUrVillage
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re: Gardening Pros: Best product for end rot?
Don’t over water, and don’t overdo it with nitrogen. Also, check soil ph.

These are often more of a problem than a lack of calcium in the soil. Too much water will interfere with calcium uptake. The wrong soil ph can have the same effect. Too much nitrogen creates rapid growth in foliage which moves more water and nutrients to the leaves instead of the fruit.


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iwantacooler
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re: Gardening Pros: Best product for end rot?
Calcium nitrate has worked for me in the past.


bovine1
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re: Gardening Pros: Best product for end rot?
I use pelleted lime.


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TigerBait1971
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re: Gardening Pros: Best product for end rot?
Lime your beds in the fall.


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