Feeding Tomato Plants - Knowledgebase Question

Grand Rapids, Mi
Question by jjnelson4
March 9, 2009
What are the best combination of nutrients to grow the best tomatoes? I heard that potash and calcium were important.


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Answer from NGA
March 9, 2009

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Your tomatoes need a proper "balance" of nutrients. Packaged fertilizer should include on its label the Nitrogen, Phosphorous and Potassium ratio of 5-10-10 or 10-10-10. Both potash and calcium are important but they are included in packaged fertilizers as trace elements, especially if you purchase one formulated especially for tomatoes. Be careful not to over apply or you will have lots of stems and leaves but not many flowers or fruits. Enjoy your tomatoes!

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