Another Al's Mix Question
I am transplanting tomatoes and peppers to fifteen identical 10 gallon containers (it's all I have). I have never grown anything in a container, so this is my first go. I have purchased the appropriate components and Foliage-Pro 9-3-6. A couple questions:
1. Do I still need to add the lime to the mix since the Foliage-Pro already contains the Calcium and Magnesium? My lime doesn't indicate that it's dolomitic but I see magnesium listed in various forms. I believe one was magnesium oxide (11%) and can't recall the other (carbonate?) but it seemed like it was a low percentage (4% maybe).
2. Since the mix drains so well and my containers are large for peppers, I am thinking of growing 2-3 peppers per 10 gal container. Does that make sense or will the competition for light/space cancel out the economy of having 2 plants in one pot?
3. Can you tell me if I'm correct in that my next steps are: Plant. Keep watered. In roughly 2 weeks apply the first 1/4 diluted fertilizer application. Continue appropriate watering and bump up the fertilizer to 1/2 diluted when the growth becomes robust. Add Pro-TeKt 0-0-3 once the fruiting stages start.
Appreciate the help.