Is it Blossom and Rot?

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Is it Blossom and Rot?

Post by jawadhashim » July 7th, 2016, 5:31 pm

I am in Karchi and due to limited space I use container gardening over the roof top with proper shade where and when needed to relinquish my gardening hobby.
Most of the vegetables I grow got symptoms similar to blossom and rot specially in my cucumbers and zucchini
Over the internet I found that it was due to calcium deficiency or irregular watering time or no pollination so to overcome both the issue I added powdered eggshell and fix water timing early in morning and did hand pollination although I vitness honey bees doing its job perfectly but that does not resolve the issue even after months and even with new plants
Please see the attached image of cucumber and note how healthy cucumber is initially but once the it blooms then instead of growing big it just turn yellow and died
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Healthy Baby Cucumber
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Cucumber rot
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Zucchini rotting

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Re: Is it Blossom and Rot?

Post by Izhar » July 13th, 2016, 9:28 am

Yes this is typical calcium deficiency....

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Re: Is it Blossom and Rot?

Post by jawadhashim » July 15th, 2016, 7:08 pm

How to resolve this issue? any quick idea?
As mentioned I did add powdered egg shell as well and it is more than three months now so it should be available for plant as well.

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Re: Is it Blossom and Rot?

Post by Izhar » July 18th, 2016, 1:49 pm

Please search use of wood/charcoal ash in this forum...

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Re: Is it Blossom and Rot?

Post by jawadhashim » July 18th, 2016, 1:52 pm

ok will do so
Thanks for help

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