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Nutrient recipe for growing tomatoes(HowardResh)
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geekgardener
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November 4, 2010 - 9:12 pm

Hello everyone,

Here is a recipe that I want to introduce to everyone. This is by Dr Howard Resh and this is what I have been using for my tomato plants.

Works like a charm and does well for other plants as well(Cucumber and Pepper).

N: 140 ppm

K: 352 ppm

Mg: 50 ppm

P: 50 ppm

Ca: 180 ppm

S: 168 ppm

 

Salt                            gms/100Litre of water.

Calcium Nitrate            80.6
    
Potassium Nitrate        10.4
    
Mono Pottasium Phosphate    22.1
    
Potassium Sulphate        59.8
    
Magnesium Sulphate        49.4

Enjoy!

gg

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Gardenia
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November 4, 2010 - 10:55 pm

GG,

 

How about micro nutrients? Where we can buy these salts.

 

Gardenia

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Srikanth
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November 5, 2010 - 5:42 am

Hi,

 

The easiest method would be to buy a trace element mix like TRACEL from Rallis. Though Tracel has Iron it is not in Chelated form so you would have to buy Chelated Fe to avoid risk of Chlorosis.

 

I will be putting my NS receipes later today that also includes the trace elements.

 

Thanks,

Srikanth

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November 8, 2010 - 10:58 am

Thanks GG,

 

Sure is working out for me.

 

Happy Growing !

UG

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December 8, 2012 - 2:11 pm

hello GG

are you still using the same formula given in this post and what

about the trace elements.

 

madhavi

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geekgardener
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February 22, 2013 - 3:52 pm

Hello Madhavi,

Yes I still use that formula although with some modifications based on plant behavior. The trace elements is same as the website.

Basically, I reduce the EC if I see too bullish plant and increase if I see spindly one. Also depends on the plant fruit load.

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Loganth
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February 25, 2013 - 8:29 am

any readily available supplement mix which is good for vegetables ? I was thinking on Orchid boon for growth and flowering plants.

Please suggest .

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Loganth
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February 26, 2013 - 2:11 pm

Guys,

Please respond . I know you guys are knowledgable and we are beginers who find it very tough to understand the nutrition needs of plants.

I dont think its a very good idea to buy readymade fertilizers like Organic boon , please comment.

 

I started with these plants

1. Okra 5 seedlings

2. Tomato 20 seedlings ( I will be using only  5 )

3. French Marigold ( used all 60+ seeds my bad ) . All germinated now i dont have space 

 

I used cocopeat for germination and now without nutrients the plants are dying.

 

-- LS

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geekgardener
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March 7, 2013 - 3:41 pm

Loganth,

For seedlings you can use 1gm of 19-19-19 in a litre of water and water the plants. As the plants grow we can increase the grams/liter.

hope this helps.

regarding the nutrients there is another forum thread that has all the info you are looking for.i will look it up.

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May 16, 2013 - 11:08 pm

N: 140 ppm

K: 352 ppm

Mg: 50 ppm

 

I don't get it, what if N is provided more, however we provide the nutrients plants takes only what it wants.
It doesn't make sense. 

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August 19, 2014 - 2:35 pm

Hi gg
So we shud be buying those 5 salts separately? If we add in grams thos nutes ...is that all? Can add tracel mix also to it? There is no A and B solution in this? I am reading lots of stuff these days trying to understand the set up and nutes. Any pref for brand of nutes?

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geekgardener
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August 19, 2014 - 5:06 pm

Indira,

You need to buy them if you are making nutrients yourself. In india there are no brands available at the moment. There is A and B in every nutrient. you cannot mix A and B in their conc. form.

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September 9, 2015 - 6:31 pm

geekgardener said

Hello everyone,

Here is a recipe that I want to introduce to everyone. This is by Dr Howard Resh and this is what I have been using for my tomato plants.

Works like a charm and does well for other plants as well(Cucumber and Pepper).

N: 140 ppm

K: 352 ppm

Mg: 50 ppm

P: 50 ppm

Ca: 180 ppm

S: 168 ppm

 

Salt                            gms/100Litre of water.

Calcium Nitrate            80.6
    
Potassium Nitrate        10.4
    
Mono Pottasium Phosphate    22.1
    
Potassium Sulphate        59.8
    
Magnesium Sulphate        49.4

Enjoy!

gg

Hi GG,
i want to make this soln.... i am facing a problem...
K2SO4 is not much soluble in water...its precipitating from soln... i have tried two different samples...
Please help me how to dissolve it

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