Coco peat container tomatoes

leeds78May 24, 2013

Hi,

I'm new to the forum as well Hydroponics, I'm trying to grow tomatoes in coco peat containers,. tomatoes trees are grown but it more than 3 weeks still small trees 4 inches.

what I'm doing is poring nutrients every 2 days, but no enough sunlight,

some time I see fungus in coco peat why is that,

kindly advice.

Thanks.

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Ricone

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My best guess is you have too much Coco peat and your roots are staying Too wet. I do drip and expanded Clay pellets or Dutch buckets and my tomatoes plants are over foot tall in 3 weeks.

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    Bookmark   May 24, 2013 at 8:18PM
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Ethanhh

Coco peat already has a high water holding capacity, so it does not needs much water for the roots growth. I think the roots are staying too wet. Also, since sunlight is essential for the plant growth, it should get proper exposure to sunlight, as well. You can try it, I'm sure you'll have a good yield.

    Bookmark   June 12, 2013 at 3:18AM
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Atish

why don't you drill 4-5 holes in your container to drain the excess nutrient solution?

    Bookmark   June 12, 2013 at 11:39AM
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leeds78

Thanks for alll advice, after i kept in sun it grown, then started blooms and they diedmwihiut any fruit, im so sad.

    Bookmark   July 23, 2013 at 5:14AM
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leeds78

Yes, pot is full of cocopeat , i read hydroponics always need water . Is not correct' also there are wholes in the pot.

    Bookmark   July 23, 2013 at 5:21AM
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