So far, the nutrients we’ve used have not contained any calcium, which is needed to form the fleshy part of a tomato.
There are a number of ways we can do this…
- Cal-Mag hydroponic solution
- Foliar spray with Chempak Calcium
- 50-50 water/skimmed milk used as foliar spray
The bigger the tomatoes, the more calcium is needed, so if we are only growing a dwarf variety, a spray once every two weeks after the first flower has set fruit, is enough.
If you started around the same time as I did, seven to eight weeks ago, you should see flower buds beginning to form. It’s amazing that such a small plant will soon be providing us with plenty of cherry tomatoes!