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    CatflapSquirrlie is offline Germinator
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    Default Pepper Plant needs Calcium. WHat do I use?

    Hello

    My pepper plants last year had a calcium defiency and I don't want to the same mistake this year. However I don't see anything at the garden centers that says it's a feed with calcium.

    How do I put calcium in to the soil or what should I use?

    Thank you for your help

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    salome2001 is offline Tuber
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    my guess is bonemeal... lots of calcium in that

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    Aberdeenplotter is offline Gardening Guru
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    Calcium nitrate the only soluble form of calcium, is the ideal remedy. A teaspoonful in a two gallon watering can applied weekly.

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    Why do you think your plants needed additional calcium? What were the symptoms, what happened to them?
    All gardeners know better than other gardeners." -- Chinese Proverb.

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    Percy T is offline Sprouter
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    I heard somewhere cant remember where and not sure if this works, but you can use a little drop of milk in your watering water.

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    CatflapSquirrlie is offline Germinator
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    Thanks you all for the suggestions. It's really appreciated.

    Where do I get calcium nitrate?

    I did think about Bonemeal but the person I asked at the garden center said that it would only have traces of calcium in it and they didn't have anything else I could use.

    I considered the idea of milk, but wouldn't that sour in the soil?

    The symptom last year was that my pepers although they developed had black spots on them. When I read up about it it said it was due to a calcium defiency.


    Have a good day everyone :-)

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    Would crushed egg shells added to or sprinkled on the compost help?

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    Thelma Sanders is offline Mature Fruiter
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    I dig a little calcified seaweed into my greenhouse soil, I think it's quite slow acting though

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