Eeeek!!! There is a very neat bug eating half of my tomatoes.


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And it isn't even waiting for them to ripen. I have cut this bit off and the rest is fine but I don't want to share:confused:. I started to put this post in the Vegie section but remembered just in time that tomatoes are actually a fruit.:)
 
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View attachment 16717 And it isn't even waiting for them to ripen. I have cut this bit off and the rest is fine but I don't want to share:confused:. I started to put this post in the Vegie section but remembered just in time that tomatoes are actually a fruit.:)
That is not insect damage. That is what is called Blossom End Rot. Here in Texas the cure for this disease is Epsom Salts. About 1/2 cup scattered around the base of the plant and watered in. What the cause of this is the plants inability to uptake calcium. Where I live BER is a very serious problem and ES is the cure. In other parts of the US with different soil conditions ES may or may not be a cure
 
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Thanks Chuck. I have Epsom Salts in my garden shed and will apply when the sun comes up. Makes sense too. How would it munch so neatly.
 
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I was going to say blossom end rot too! Those tomatoes look really small! What variety are they?
 
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Regular watering is important in this disease. And so, some sorts get sick often and others don't.
 
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I noticed chuck already answered it. But ill go ahead and add my 2 cents. It also looks like it had been touching the ground thus creating the blossom rot. Especially if they are resting on wet soil.

Usually I feel around on the bottom where the blossom is and they fall off. But I do it looking for holes from bugs. I do it every morning and evening.
 
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Yep blossom end rot.
I just cut away the diseased section and eat the rest.
 

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