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Post  jrfrommd on 6/20/2014, 5:37 pm

A good friend of mine who farms on a large scale for a living recommended a shot of calcium when my plants start "setting fruit"...is this necessary with Mel's Mix?



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Post  68carguy on 6/20/2014, 5:45 pm

Don't think it can hurt, I always mix ground up eggs shells in the planting hole for at least my Tomatoes. I guess you could just sprinkle them on top at this time of year.


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Post  donnainzone5 on 6/20/2014, 6:13 pm

Try using the cooled water from boiled eggs to supply extra calcium.


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Post  quiltbea on 6/20/2014, 6:51 pm

Try digging in a bit of dry Calcium-fortified milk around your plants.  Eggshells are a long-term solution and don't affect plants quick enuf.


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Post  camprn on 6/20/2014, 6:55 pm

@jrfrommd wrote:A good friend of mine who farms on a large scale for a living recommended a shot of calcium when my plants start "setting fruit"...is this necessary with Mel's Mix?

this is typically not necessary if you made your mix with at least five different types of compost. I suggest adding amendments only when you see a need to do so. Watch your plants for signs of nutrient deficiency, but I suspect you will likely not need them.


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