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Questions and Answers / Re: Ants in Earthbox
« on: October 22, 2018, 11:07:24 am »
Gardendoc,
What's the a.i.

Aline

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Questions and Answers / Re: Ants in Earthbox
« on: October 21, 2018, 04:37:35 pm »
I dumped the box in a low area of the yard and let them eat ant poison.  It's a done deal, ants gone.  Need to redo earthbox.

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Questions and Answers / Re: Ants in Earthbox
« on: October 21, 2018, 01:04:46 pm »
Thank you.

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Questions and Answers / Ants in Earthbox
« on: October 20, 2018, 05:01:09 pm »
I know this was discussed before, but I couldn't find the info.  What do I need to do?  Want to plant kale jn the box.

Thanks, Aline

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Tips and Tricks / Re: Earthboxes inside a greenhouse
« on: October 02, 2018, 12:09:31 pm »
We built a greenhouse two years ago and it has a roof vent and a side vent.  Even with the roof and side vents and shade cloth it gets really hot.  We installed a fan with a thermostat for those hot, hot days.  I'm on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and in the summer there is no planting in it because temps are in 100's.  Our winters usually aren't super cold and the temps get warm in the greengouse, so the fan helps.

Aline

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Tips and Tricks / Re: Toothpicks and skewers
« on: September 06, 2018, 01:18:26 pm »
I have done the same thing, but used long hair bun pins.  They are stronger and last a lot longer.

Aline

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Questions and Answers / Re: filler tubes
« on: July 26, 2018, 11:26:19 am »
Yes.  Look under accessories.  $2 each plus shipping.  I have a bunch of them, if you were closer, I'd give them to you.

Aline

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Questions and Answers / Re: Early Blight?
« on: July 23, 2018, 02:06:42 pm »
Where are you located and what is the temp outside?

Aline

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Questions and Answers / Re: AWS Box Issue
« on: June 23, 2018, 10:28:09 am »
Since it's NEW, I would contact customer support and tell them about the issue.  If it was older, I would recommend somethimg else.

Aline

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Questions and Answers / Trellis for butternut squash
« on: June 20, 2018, 10:40:52 am »
Morning,

Does anybody trellis butternut, spaghetti squash, and melons?  I'm trying to figure out what to use to get them off of the ground or should I let them run on the black ground cover?

I have about 2 feet between the boxes and a wooden fence.  I'm thinking a cattle panel leaning against fenve would work, but is it better to trellis?

Since it's almost the end of the season, I'd like to get it done before next spring.

Thanks,
Aline

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Questions and Answers / Re: Tiny bugs in starting pots
« on: June 20, 2018, 10:25:48 am »
Thanks Doc.

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Questions and Answers / Tiny bugs in starting pots
« on: June 19, 2018, 01:16:14 pm »
I am starting plants for the fall and have these really small bugs in the soil.  I always clean and sanitize the the pots and the self watering trays, but I always seem to have these bugs.  In the past I haven't worried about them, but it really bothers me, especially when seeds don't sprout.

Any help is appreciated.

Aline

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Questions and Answers / Re: Input hole clogged
« on: June 11, 2018, 02:07:57 pm »
I think beau is right.  You might be able to raise the tube a little while you're trying to break up the clog.  In the meantime you can water at the base of the plants until you break up the clog.

Aline

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Tips and Tricks / Re: Insecticide/Fungicide concoction help.
« on: June 09, 2018, 12:16:49 pm »
Per gardendoc
Per gallon:
1 tbs permetheran 10%
1/4 cup (4 tbs) spinosad
3 tbs daconil
2 tbs (1 oz) spreader sticker

I made this into a document, framed it and hung it where we keep the sprayer and the chemicals.

Aline

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Questions and Answers / Re: Root and Veg EB
« on: May 20, 2018, 11:49:04 am »
When I bought the root and veg, it was to grow carrots.  That didn't work.  I find that the water doesn't wick as it does in the regular earthboxes.  Last fall I put 1 broccoli plant in the root and veg and that was plenty enough for the pot.  I had to do a lot of top watering to make sure the plant would survive.  I have decided to not use them for veggies and have put rosebushes in them.

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