With the help of HydroBuddy and This article I have calculated a feeding program for growing tomatoes and peppers in my Central Texas Hydro Shed. It is a 10×12 shed that is climate controlled to the best of my ability , but during Summer it gets quite warm. I based my calculations on a great article mentioned above to gradually go from a ” full growth ” formula just after transplanting to a “full bloom ” formula over 5 stages of plant growth. Feeding schedule does not go by time , but rather by cluster formation on the plants. The more clusters that form , the more the feeding schedule moves toward a full bloom/fruiting nutrient solution. There full instructions for making a 3 part or simpler nutrient solution on Daniel Fernandez’s Excellent site . Reading all of the excellent instructions going from simple to complex solutions is HIGHLY recommended. WithoutHydroBuddy this would have been MUCH more complex !
All of the information needed to do this yourself , including where to by scales and chemicals is on Daniel’s
The reasons for doing this are :
- Less expensive
- More control over nutrient delivery based on plant stages.
- More FUN !