I arrived home from a night away in the middle of a thunder storm this evening. I love thunder storms and would normal just soak up the atmosphere but duty called. The garden needed investigating.
As quite a lot of water had collected in the bucket I now have round the Wendy house, one of the jobs, of course, was to give it to the plants in the greenhouse. Just as well.
Unfortunately, it looks like some of the tomatoes are affected by blossom end rot. Fortunately, as this is a condition within the plant rather than a disease caused by viruses, fungi or bacteria, the plant can hopefully be salvaged. At the same time, three of the best tomatoes have had to be removed.
The tomatoes in question were on the most splendid of the plants. That said, I had been concerned that it was growing and growing but no fruit were appearing. So, I think the homemade compost grow bag is high in nitrogen but perhaps low on calcium. It could also be that the plant couldn’t access the calcium because it wasn’t being watered enough.
Either way, it looks like a trip to the garden centre tomorrow to get some calcium carbonate is in order. And even more frequent watering.