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Old February 15, 2021   #2
AKmark
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Originally Posted by MuddyBuckets View Post
Need advice and thoughts on using this homemade suppliment to my 5 gallon container media (last years batch) for tomatoes, peppers and okra. The mix is as follows:

3/4 pint of egg shell powder (shells washed and sterilized in the oven before pulverizing in the blender)
1 Tablespoon of garden sulphur
1 Tablespoon of Epsom Salts

Will 4 Tablespoons in a 5 gallon container a month or so before planting be sufficient to amend the media? Considering additional ferts like MG Tomato Fertilizer when planting in late April.
You need to find out how much available Ca come s from those eggshells. You also should not need that S, MgSO4 is Magnesium Sulfate (Epsom salts). That's a hard one to call, I have found that the home gardener mix successes comes from tinkering with them season to season and keeping track of amounts, ratios, and application frequency.

Last edited by AKmark; February 15, 2021 at 09:11 PM.
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