There’s nothing like a home grown tomato, they are sweeter, plumper and tastier than their shop-bought equivalents. However, as any gardener will tell you, they can often be a struggle to grow. No matter how much you nurture them, follow endless advice or watch over them in a desperate hope, sometimes they just won’t work. Fortunately, we’ve got just the fix! In this blog post, we’ll uncover how you can improve your tomato yield, without all the extra effort with the simple use of Envii Foundation.
Foundation is a soil treatment that gives the soil essential nutrients it needs to provide a good base for a plant. This means that it is not a plant treatment, rather, it’s something that should be used before planting for maximum effect.
Traditionally used in the hydroponic and commercial agriculture industries, Foundation is proven to get plants off to a good start. In the USA results showed a 35% increase in survival rate (from 60% to 95%) in commercial crops grown in Rockwool, making Foundation invaluable to growers and hugely important when big money is involved.
To give you the best indication of how effective Foundation is, we conducted a comparison test, which is broken down below:
Getting the basics right
So on the 22nd May we started to run some tests. We bought 3 Tomato plants from B&Q (1 x Gardener’s Delight, 1 x Beefsteak and 1 x Alicante) and several B&Q growbags!
We took 3 identical tubs, put a plant in each, watered them with 2 litres of water and put them in the greenhouse.
A week later, we repeated this test – bought 3 plants, put them in the greenhouse etc – but this time added a tablet of foundation in with the water.
Now I know what you’re are thinking – why did they wait a week? Well we though the best way to prove our point would be to show the foundation treated plants play catch up!
The next post will show progress after 1 week.