I put some burpees tomato and veg fertilizer that has 5% calcium. its a granular fertilizer. i have some egg shells down but they won't save it. i do however plan to put a egg shell in the oven then make it into a powder. Whats this calcium nitrate and what do i do with it? will the calcium nitrate make my soil a higher or lower ph?
If you're using the egg shell method, be sure to finely dry it then grind it and mix it into your soil.
Here is the calcium nitrate I use along with Masterblend and Epsom Salt. You would just mix the calcium nitrate into water and dump the solution onto your soil.
In regards to calcium nitrate and pH, from this link and quote,
"Salts [..] lower the pH more than salts such as calcium nitrate."
I think it will lower the pH or at least keep it acidic, which is ideal for nutritional uptake. Hopefully someone else could chime in.
Check this out for an indepth look in the importance of calcium nitrate.
Edited by JustDucky, 20 June 2017 - 07:53 PM.