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Grow with Herbi SOIL: Tomatoes

A simple guideline

This is an example of growing successful tomatoe plants in Herbi SOIL.

  1. Fill a i.e. 20L plant container with Herbi SOIL.
  2. Compact it a bit.
  3. Press a hole into the soil where you want the seed to be placed. You could set more than 1 seeds and remove later the weaker seedlings.
  4. Put the seed into hole, cover it with a bit of soil and compact it gently.
  5. Water the pot gently with a seedling shower.
  6. That’s it! 🙂

Do I need to add more Herbi nutrients during the growth cycle?

It depends on the plants you’re growing. How long is their growth cycle? Are they fruiting/flowering?

  1. In terms of tomatoes we recommend a topdress of 1 cup Herbi’s All-Natural 4-4-4 after three weeks (20L pot).
  2. 1-2 weeks before flowering you can start to topdress with Herbi’s All Natural BLOOM Booster 2-8-4 and again 2 weeks later during flowering/fruiting.

What can go wrong?

  1. Wrong watering
    Overwatering is a common mistake. Herbi SOIL has a great balance of water retainment and drainage. However, if you should be uncertain, please keep in mind that an overwatering is more likely than an underwatering.
    We do not recommend bottom watering, but if you should use it i.e. in an automated system please take care that after watering no excess water remains.
  2. Do not interfere with synthetic nutrients
    Adding synthetic ferts can disrupt the soil ecosystem significantly. It could lead to a nutrient imbalance through nutrient lockouts.
  3. Not much more
    If your growth environment is setup properly (lights, temperature, humidity etc.) according to the plants requirements there is not much more you need to worry about.

A few more tips

  • If you are growing from seeds please keep the soil surface moist by misting it each day until germination.
  • After the seedling has established cover (protect) the soil with mulch or consider planting cover crop.
  • Seedlings might start a bit slower in Herbi SOIL, but they soon increase the pace and will thrive.
  • If you prefer transplanting seedlings we recommend seedlings which have been grown in soil blocks made from Herbi SOIL. If you transplant seedlings grown in other products please consider using MYCOS+ Root Booster sprinkling a teaspoon around inside the planting hole.
  • Please read about our philosophy of healthy soil.

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Matt (Napier City)
Fantastic Soil!

Great Product Herbi
The plants are loving life in this soil!
From seed the plants look super healthy with vigorous growth.

Sara Matheston
It’s a great product!

I own an organic vegetable seedling nursery and have trialed Herbi’s living soil alongside an organic potting mix that I usually use. I have been pretty blown away by the results. In a two to three month growing period I could normally change the potting mix two and sometimes three times before the seedling reaches customers. I did not need to change Herbi’s living soil at all throughout the same growing period. Plants grew consistently well throughout this period( no sudden growth at the start and then slowing down and yellowing thereafter as I can find with other organic potting mixes.) They thrived. In fact I managed to grow an almost full size lettuce in a cell size of 9cm x 5cm. Over the two month period plants were in general at least 1/3 bigger than those in my normal organic potting mix. It’s a great product.

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