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tankertoad

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ph problem
« on: May 31, 2018, 03:18:57 pm »
My well water has a naturally high ph (close to 8 ).  Is there a technique to mitigate that issue for tomatoes grown in an Earthbox container?

Also, am I intensifying the ph issue by using ammonium calcium nitrate weekly to prevent blossom end rot?

Thanks

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Re: ph problem
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2018, 07:10:15 am »
Just make sure you add enough dolomite every time you plant tomatoes. The snack is 1 tsp calcium nitrate
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tankertoad

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Re: ph problem
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2018, 04:11:45 pm »
Thanks for the reply and suggestion.  I set my boxes up exactly as recommended and used Earthbox potting mix, dolomite, and fertilizer.  I also regularly use the snack in the form of Greenway ammonium calcium nitrate, at 15.5-0-0 and 19% calcium.