Ocean Trace - Growing Tomatoes In Buckets, Fruits and Vegetables
2006: Sprayed ½ gal. once or 1/3rd gal. Ocean Trace™ twice as a foliar application. In just 3 ½ weeks, sweet corn has put on one or two extra ears, Green beans have put on extra blooms, cantaloupe blooms are larger. Sweet Corn, Green beans, Cantaloupe, Bell Peppers, Tomatoes and Squash are all looking good. 8/24 On cantaloupes, the fruit was a little sweeter, a little smoother looking (quite a bit easier to sell), and a little bigger (better tonnage per acre). Yields on 5 acres bell peppers was exceptional, at least 30% better than any other year, but pepper yields were good for everyone in the area. Neither green beans or squash had any bugs. He was surprised by that. They were cleaner than their convention beans where they used insecticide.
2007: no insects at all this year. Bell peppers were smoother, larger, and yielded almost as well as last year’s record yields. Had a 15% to 20% increase in yields on green beans (pole beans) over the control, and they are more tender. The main difference he sees is “better quality, better looking produce in general”. Applied ½ gal./acre of Ocean Trace™ in multiple applications, 2 weeks apart.