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After planting your Tomato, make your first application of HY Calcium Nitrate.

Apply your first application of ferti-lome Blooming & Rooting, repeat applications 2 more times 3 to 4 days apart.

Apply HY Vegetable & Ornamental Insect Control if you have cutworms.


Blossoms may start to grow, but don’t start forming fruit. Apply to flower, ferti-lome Tomato & Pepper Set. Make at least 3 applications 7 to 10 days apart.

Fruit Start Forming When little Tomatoes are the size of a quarter

Make a second application of HY Calcium Nitrate, repeat again in 3 weeks.

Make first application of ferti-lome Tomato and Vegetable Food, repeat monthly.

Blossom End Rot

If you get Blossom End Rot, apply HY Calcium Nitrate repeat 2 more times, 2 weeks apart.

Also apply ferti-lome Yield Booster to small fruit, up to a little bigger than a quarter. Applications to larger fruit or foliage is ineffective. Make 2 or 3 applications 7 days apart.

Fungus – Leaf Spot or Early Blight     

These two fungi cause spots on the leaves, slowly killing the leaf. It always starts at the bottom of the plant and works its way up, killing leaves the whole way, eventually reducing yield.

To prevent these fungus and bacterial issues, apply NG Copper Soap, make 2 or 3 applications 7 to 10 days apart.

To prevent only the fungus, apply ferti-lome Broad Spectrum Fungicide, make 2 or 3 applications 7 to 10 days apart.

Tomato Hornworm

Tomato hornworm is a common worm insect of Tomatoes. Apply the natural product, NG Spinosad or NG Spinosad Soap RTU. Make 2 applications 4 to 7 days apart.

NG Spinosad Soap is also effective on; aphids, flea beetles, spider mites, ants and more.

General Insects

If someone wants hard chemistry for many insects, (not that effective on worms), apply HY Lawn, Garden, Pet & Livestock Spray or Garden, Pet & Livestock Dust.

Stop by either The Big Tool Box and Highlands Garden Center in Parker or Centennial to speak with our vegetable gardening experts.