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Baccto Potting Soil Needs Calcium?

Hi all,

This is my first year trying to grow tomatoes and there is a LOT of info out there. Sometimes it's hard to sort through it all so I'm asking for some help.

At the recommendation of my local nursery, I used BACCTO potting soil to plant my tomatoes in my containers. While Googling BACCTO today I came across a statement on their site that says tomatoes will need additional calcium when using BACCTO soil.

What is the best way to add calcium? What source do I use for calcium? I just transplanted the seedling to the soil and pots a few days ago and now I'm concerned about the calcium issue.

Thanks,

Lou

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Thanks for the suggestions, I'll look into those.

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Some folks might be interested to know that Baccto is 85% peat moss. I wonder if that affects the recommendations any.

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hit or miss wrote:Some folks might be interested to know that Baccto is 85% peat moss. I wonder if that affects the recommendations any.
I'm not sure what that would do. Do you have any suggestions?

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Well, peat is acidic at around 4.4 ph. It has basically no nutrients and dries out very quickly. I think a good dose, think 1:1, mixed with the Baccto would be a big plus.

Maybe someone with much more knowledge than I have will chime in on this.

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