Benefits of Biostimulants in organo-mineral fertilisers in tomato growing Cultivation

Growing tomatoes with liquid organic-mineral nutrients is an efficient and effective method of providing essential elements for robust plant growth and optimal fruit production. Thanks to the added biostimulants, your tomatoes will develop even better, Resulting in a bigger harvest with better quality fruits. This guide provides a step-by-step approach to growing tomatoes with these organo-mineral solutions, describing the benefits and key practices for a successful harvest.

Gen1:11 combines organic and mineral elements to provide a balanced and complete nutrient composition for tomatoes. By adding biostimulants, it promotes optimal plant development and strengthens resistance to diseases and stress. Moreover, it significantly improves fruit quality. Fruits are larger, firmer, contain more flavour and have a longer shelf life.

Gen1:11 does not use synthetic PGRs. More on this read here

Biostimulants from organic extractions

The organic extracts, also known as biostimulants, help improve soil structure and promote better aeration and water retention. This results in improved root development, nutrient uptake and overall plant health. The biostimulants also accelerate nutrient uptake. The rapid uptake promotes robust growth, accelerates flowering and ultimately leads to higher yields. The biostimulants in Gen1:11 products play a crucial role in improving the plant's ability to resist stress factors such as drought, extreme temperatures and diseases, resulting in a more resilient crop.

Growing tomatoes with liquid organo-mineral nutrients

Select a substrate to grow in

Choose a well-drained substrate, such as a potting mix rich in organic matter, to provide a stable base for tomato plants. You can also opt for hydroponic growing. There are several hydroponic systems, each with its own pros and cons. Think hydro pellets, rockwool, coconut fibres, perlite, etc... We will restrict ourselves here to growing on soil.

Germinating seeds

First start by germinating your chosen seeds in a propagator. It is best to do this in a specially produced cutting & sowing soil. These are available at most garden centres. However, there are many other methods to germinate your seeds. Follow the instructions on the packaging of your seeds or follow your own preference. Once the seedlings have germinated a few true leaves, they are ready to be transplanted into your chosen substrate.

Transplant the seedlings and prepare your first feed water.

Carefully transplant the seedlings into larger pots or directly into garden soil. Water the seedlings with the prepared nutrient solution to promote seamless acclimatisation. Mix the liquid organo-mineral nutrients according to the product's instructions. Adjust the dilution ratio based on the growth stage of the plants and the desired nutrient concentration. At this stage, the fertilisers will mainly stimulate root growth. The added biostimulants will allow your plants to develop in a healthier and more stress-resistant manner. Now that you have repotted your seedlings, the next phase in the growth cycle begins. The vegetative phase

Breeding cuttings transplanting seedlings

The vegetative phase also called the growth phase

During this phase, mainly the roots will continue to develop and the plant will start to visibly increase in size. Focus on energetic development of the plant during this growth phase. Remove the lower leaves regularly to improve air circulation and prevent soil-borne diseases. Remove side shoots that compete with the main stem and focus energy on final fruit production. Check regularly for pests and diseases and address any problems immediately. By promoting a healthy vegetative phase, you lay the foundation for a productive tomato crop. Fertilise with the basic nutrients Gen1:11 Wholly Base and Gen1:11 Solid Green samen met de speciaal voor deze fase ontwikkelede Gen1:11 Rise Up. Doe dit volgens het groeischema zoals aangegeven bij de bijhorende vegetatieve fase.

The flowering phase begins

The flowering phase is now beginning. The first buds begin to develop. During the flowering phase of tomato plants, prioritise phosphorus-rich nutrients to support robust flower and fruit development. In addition to liquid organic-mineral base fertilisers, use the specially developed fertiliser Gen1:11 Early Flower with biostimulants that stimulate bud formation. Ensure constant humidity, avoid water stress that can hamper bud formation. Sufficient sunlight, good pruning to improve air circulation and a balanced feeding schedule promote healthy flower and fruit production of your tomato plants.

Ripening of flowers and fruits

To improve fruit ripening and grow large, juicy tomatoes, ensure adequate potassium (potassium). To do this, use the liquid organic-mineral fertilisers Gen1:11 Bloom Big with an increased potassium concentration to promote fruit development and flavour. Gen1:11 Bloom Big contains triacontanol, a natural growth stimulator for plants, which further enhances flowering and fruiting. 

Support the plant by staking or caging it to control the weight of the developing fruit, prevent breakage and maintain good air circulation. Consider thinning out excessive foliage to direct energy towards fruiting. By applying these strategies, you will ensure robust tomato plants that produce large, tasty and juicy fruits during the ripening phase.

Check and adjust.

Check plants regularly for signs of nutrient deficiency or excess. Adjust the concentration or frequency of the nutrient solution based on plant health, growth stage and environmental conditions. Always water adequately and always make sure to add enough Calcium to prevent nose rot. This is a condition that can easily develop in tomatoes due to lack of moisture and calcium.


Growing with Gen1:11 organic-mineral nutrients offers a versatile and efficient approach to feeding plants throughout their life cycle. This allows you to optimise plant growth and ensure abundant, high-quality harvests. Remember to adjust methods based on specific growing conditions. Environmental influences can affect the needs of your plants.

Enjoy the fruits of your labour as you harvest ripe and tasty tomatoes. Harvesting means the successful completion of the growing cycle.

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