What has happened to my tomatoes? And can I save the rest of the poor things? First time gardener inquiring within.
So, I finally have a house with a backyard and I decided to grow a garden. I went to Home Depot and I bought a raised garden bed kit and some soil and some plants and some vegetable food and and over the course of the summer I have watered and fed and cooed lovingly.
But something horrible happened this morning.
So, I have a couple tomato plants. Most of the tomatoes are still a youthful green, but a couple have turned red.
I made a horrible discovery this morning when I actually made a closer inspection of these red tomatoes.
On the bottom they look like this
That's not good! That looks like... rotting death? I mean, it looks like rotting death, right?
So, I plucked them off the plant. On top, they look fine.
On the bottom, rotting death.
What is this? What could have caused it? Is it something that could spread to the other tomatoes? Over the course of the summer I've treated the plants with "vegetable safe" pesticides about three times... could that be the culprit?
WHY, VEGETABLES, WHY.