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#1 Codeman

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Posted 20 June 2017 - 04:47 PM

Hey all I need some help as I have not run into this before at all. Took these 2 pictures today on inspection on my coolapeno pepper plant. This is the only one that I've seen have this besides the other ones that have BER. But this is peculiar. Attached below is the 2 pictures.

 

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Thanks for any help!

on a side note it has been raining a lot the past 2 days. If that makes any difference!



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Posted 20 June 2017 - 04:59 PM

Looks like early blossom end rot to me

 

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Treatment is Calcium Nitrate



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Posted 20 June 2017 - 06:31 PM

Looks like early blossom end rot to me

 

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Treatment is Calcium Nitrate

 

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?



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Posted 20 June 2017 - 07:50 PM

 

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. 


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Posted 20 June 2017 - 08:16 PM

 

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. 

 

ok. I am dissolving a eggshell in vinegar. Hopefully this will be good. What about gypsum? Do you have any experience with gypsum?



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Posted 20 June 2017 - 09:37 PM

 

ok. I am dissolving a eggshell in vinegar. Hopefully this will be good. What about gypsum? Do you have any experience with gypsum?

 

That is going to give you calcium acetate, not calcium nitrate, as vinegar is acetic acid. To get calcium nitrate you need to dissolve it in nitric acid.

 

Edit: Nitric acid is much more dangerous though, so if you decide to do that: wear protection. I think it's easier to just buy calcium nitrate. It's used quite a lot in agriculture so it shouldn't be too hard to procure.


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Posted 20 June 2017 - 11:44 PM

Gypsum is calcium sulfate and is incredibly water soluble

It will do the trick but I would not use on plants in the ground or in an organic garden



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Posted 21 June 2017 - 12:05 AM

 

That is going to give you calcium acetate, not calcium nitrate, as vinegar is acetic acid. To get calcium nitrate you need to dissolve it in nitric acid.

 

Edit: Nitric acid is much more dangerous though, so if you decide to do that: wear protection. I think it's easier to just buy calcium nitrate. It's used quite a lot in agriculture so it shouldn't be too hard to procure.

 

What will Calcium Acetate do?


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Posted 21 June 2017 - 12:10 AM

 

What will Calcium Acetate do?

 

I had a quick search on the googles and it should be fine as it is a very simple salt and shouldn't react further

Test the pH of the solution before you apply it to make sure there isn't an abundance of vinegar left over



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Posted 21 June 2017 - 12:27 AM

 

I had a quick search on the googles and it should be fine as it is a very simple salt and shouldn't react further

Test the pH of the solution before you apply it to make sure there isn't an abundance of vinegar left over

 

Well what is the general rule of thumb to cut it with how much water?



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Posted 21 June 2017 - 01:13 AM

I would simply add it to the top of the soil and water like normal



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Posted 21 June 2017 - 07:41 AM

What will Calcium Acetate do?

 

I wasn't sure what the purpose of the calcium nitrate was, so it might do the same thing in this case. I just wanted to point out what you were making, if you needed calcium nitrate specifically.


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Posted 21 June 2017 - 08:41 AM

Fertilizer grade calcium nitrate is 15.5-0-0 + 19% Ca so go easy with it.



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Posted 21 June 2017 - 01:30 PM

Fertilizer grade calcium nitrate is 15.5-0-0 + 19% Ca so go easy with it.

 

whats so special about calcium nitrate? i saw that lowes has a 40 pound bag of gypsum for 12 bucks.



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Posted 21 June 2017 - 01:53 PM

Calcium nitrate is the Nitrogen part of several commercial fertilizers. Its also very high in calcium



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Posted 21 June 2017 - 02:06 PM

Right. Thats way too much nitrogen though. 15% nitrogen is too much for me.. But I do understand that it does have a lot of calcium. Doesn't gypsum have a ton of calcium in it as well?


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Posted 21 June 2017 - 02:33 PM

Yes it does. It should be at least 20% and upto nearly 30%


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Posted 21 June 2017 - 03:16 PM

Yes it does. It should be at least 20% and upto nearly 30%

 

Ah! ok. Do you mix gypsum with water? also i looked at the prices for calcium nitrate and it is just too much money for that amount. no offense at all, it's just that a 40 pound bag of gypsum would be a better deal for me. Also Gypsum won't raise or lower soil ph right?
 



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Posted 21 June 2017 - 03:59 PM

Calcium Nitrate is great because its high calcium and high nitrogen. Those are two things I like to fertilize with so its a win-win. Very simple.



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Posted 21 June 2017 - 04:30 PM

Calcium Nitrate is great because its high calcium and high nitrogen. Those are two things I like to fertilize with so its a win-win. Very simple.

 

How much is a bag of it?






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