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Title: Garden Doc Question
Post by: DEF on March 03, 2020, 10:02:04 am
Hi garden doc,

On another forum you mentioned in 2017 after a visit to EB research center that you were going to try 1 tsp Miracle Gro every week and then add in 1 tsp calcium nitrate every other week instead of the usual ‘snack’.     

How did that work out?  And is this in addition to your usual 1 cup strip of 10-10-10?  Or are you skipping the strip?

(Just to double check , was that 1 tsp or 1 tablespoon of Miracle Gro weekly?)

Did you  decide you liked one supplement over another?

Thanks for your insight and experimentation. 






Title: Re: Garden Doc Question
Post by: gardendoc on March 05, 2020, 12:06:59 pm
DEF, thanks for the question. First, with the strip I'm now using 1 cup 5-5-5 or 8-8-8. I like to go lean with the strip

I think overall the calcium nitrate is a better choice, I know some folks have a little trouble finding it in their area.
Title: Re: Garden Doc Question
Post by: BDumler2 on March 23, 2020, 09:37:27 pm
Do you have anything on how you build your stands that your earthboxes sit on???  I have a bad  back and can not bend over anymore.  Would like to build what you have.  Any help would be appreciated.  I sure miss the old forum.

Thank you.
Title: Re: Garden Doc Question
Post by: gardendoc on March 23, 2020, 09:41:57 pm
I just over engineered benches using ground contact treated lumber, no plans