Tomatoes are really an excellent vegetable to grow yourself. They work well in pots, on balconies, in gardens, and grow pretty well in many climates. However, they can occasionally be temperamental little buggers.
This year Vancouver has been experience record-breaking drought, and in trying to conserve water, I haven’t been watering my garden every day. As a result, one of my tomato plants got Blossom End Rot.
This is where the bottoms of the tomatoes turn brown. This happens when the plants don’t get enough calcium. There’s a few things that cause this:
What you can do to fix it:
If your tomatoes already have the rot, they’re still ok to eat, just cut the bottoms off, as well as any discoloured parts and compost them. You can safely eat the rest, or you can use those tomatoes to preserve the seeds.