Most vegetable gardeners have dealt with blossom end rot. It’s a very frustrating problem to have. One day you’re walking through your tomato patch admiring your first plump green tomatoes and suddenly you notice that some are developing a brown mushy bottom.
It is most commonly seen on young plants and starts as a brown or black spot on the blossom end of the fruit. The spot will usually get larger and continue to rot if the fruit is allowed to remain on the plant.
What is blossom end rot?
Blossom end rot is a disorder of growing fruit that causes the cells at the blossom end of the fruit to die. And it’s not isolated to tomatoes. Peppers, eggplant, squash, and watermelon can all be plagued by the brown and mushy bottom disease.