Tomato – Chemical Burn on Leaves

Q: Things were going great on my tomato plants, for awhile. Now I’m dealing with blossom end rot, spraying daily with that product for it. Anything else I can do? I’ve also got leaves that are browning up and curling and wilting.

A: If you’re really spraying daily, the tomato leaf problem is obvious: the chemical is causing a salt burn on the leaves.

Calcium chloride is a “salt” just like sodium chloride (table salt) is. The excess salt ions are drawing water out of the leaves.

Use the product per label directions and the brown leaves should disappear.

Try to do a better job keeping an even level of soil moisture and the blossom end rot should subside as well.

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