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Bark Chips or 5:1:1 Suitable for tomatoes?

Posted by HillSeeker 3B (My Page) on
Fri, Apr 19, 13 at 3:54

I thought I would ask here as I bought too much bark to make the 5:1:1 mix. I need to fill up my existing greenhouse trays where the tomatoes will go and thought I'd mix in some bark. Anyone know if that will be a problem or not? How much would you suggest to add to general soil & compost? Trying to save from going back and spending more on soil as well.

Oh also what about sweet peppers. Do they like the 5:1:1 mix. I'm a total newbie (doing it the proper way this year with good results though thanks to all of you) so any advice I'd love. Thanks!


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RE: Bark Chips or 5:1:1 Suitable for tomatoes?

My container tomato (Sun Gold) is grown in 5-1-1 on my back deck. I get incredible growth and fruit production...far beyond what I could ever eat.


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RE: Bark Chips or 5:1:1 Suitable for tomatoes?

Thank you so much for the response. I wasn't sure if the mix was suitable. I will be changing it looking at the size of your plant.


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RE: Bark Chips or 5:1:1 Suitable for tomatoes?

p.s. that's a 15-gallon container :-)

Josh


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RE: Bark Chips or 5:1:1 Suitable for tomatoes?

I've got two little San Marzano from seed in 5:1:1. They love it! Roots seem to want to go deep so lean toward deep pots.


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