Tomato Growth in the Greenhouse
The day length is extended by running the HPS lighting for 16 hours from 6:00 am until 10:00 pm each day. Temperature set points are 76 F during the day and then set back to 62 at night.
Irrigation of flats is done in the over the top watering style. This is done on an as needed basis with less in the beginning and daily as the flats get older.
At the two week date after transplanting, fertilizing of the pots begins. The fertilizer is Cal Mag 15-5-15 with extra Calcium and Magnesium. It is delivered daily from the Dosatron fertilizer injector in the irrigation water at 300 PPM.
Cshl Tomato Soil
Pro-Mix Bx / Mycorise Pro
75-85% Canadien Peatmoss
Mycorise Pro-Endomycorrhizal Inoculum (Glomus Intraradices)
Dolomitic & Calcitic Limestone
19-6-12 Osmocote Slo Release Fert
Marathon 1% G Insecticide
Metro Mix 360 With Coir
Canadian Sphagnum Peat Moss
Starter Nutrient Charge
Woodhouse Beneficial Insects
Encarsia Formosa is a tiny wasp that is just wild for white fly nymphs. The female adults seek out the immature white fly and lay eggs inside the nymph’s body. They eat their way out and continue the cycle. Once the prey is eradicated, the predator will also decline. They are shipped on the cards as black.
“ mummys “ which are actually dead whitefly nymphs loaded up with hatchlings of Encarsia. Do not worry though, they are not interested in stinging researchers.