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Post  jrfrommd 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 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 6/20/2014, 6:13 pm

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

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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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