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Questions and Answers / Re: Ants in Earthbox
« on: October 21, 2018, 04:18:48 pm »
Aline, use a spinosad a.i. drench for fire ants, 4 TBS/gallon. You have to pull the cover back and thoroughly drench the box

Questions and Answers / Re: New to Earthbox? Start Here
« on: October 11, 2018, 08:42:46 pm »
Down the tube, the Bti will disperse in the reservoir

Questions and Answers / Re: Aphids on seedlings
« on: October 08, 2018, 04:32:58 pm »
I'd take a squirt bottle and try to flush them off. They should be outside already in a shady spot.

Questions and Answers / Re: growing annual and perennial flowers
« on: October 08, 2018, 04:31:28 pm »
There are planter box brackets made for railings. Don know about weight limitations and such.

Questions and Answers / Re: What to do about mosquitos??
« on: October 05, 2018, 01:06:23 pm »
Mosquito bits down the tube

Questions and Answers / Re: sweetcorn
« on: October 05, 2018, 01:05:53 pm »
Follow the recommendations from UF Extension for corn grown in-ground, these will not be different for the corn in EBs

Questions and Answers / Re: Mixing Plants
« on: August 25, 2018, 01:46:59 pm »
An EB is fantastic for growing mint, but it will over run anything else planted with it

Celebrity is always a good choice, Homestead is another

Pam, here's a video we shot several years ago looking at modifying the AWS height,

Pam, the lack of after market fittings and valves has been a complaint for years using the non-standard tubing that comes with the AWS.

Theoretically with no plant uptake the the level of the reservoir should not be changing. With the AWS there shouldn't be very much, if any, overflow. Try adjusting the height of the AWS, trying to get the bell end deeper in the reservoir. I'll bet if you shorten the reservoir tube or replace with a shorter tube so you still have the original tube, that would place the bell end deeper in the reservoir and stop the overflow issues you're having.

Questions and Answers / Re: Snack and basil?
« on: August 06, 2018, 09:14:50 am »
You're using the snack as it should be used.

Questions and Answers / Re: Snack and basil?
« on: August 03, 2018, 09:17:51 pm »
Yes, both are susceptible to BER

Questions and Answers / Re: Snack and basil?
« on: August 03, 2018, 01:58:27 pm »
Sure, the snack is not only for tomatoes, but lower leaf yellowing can be a natural occurrence from growing as lower leafs often have their nutrients translocated to the active growing point. Now some folks don't like to fertilize herbs, you could go ahead and see if it helps or simply snip the yellow leafs off.

Questions and Answers / Re: snack
« on: July 30, 2018, 09:43:31 pm »
forget about polls.     

The "snack" is calcium nitrate, 1 tsp every 7 to 10 days right down the reservoir tube.

It's available at real garden centers, not Lowes or Home Depot. Or Amazon.

Questions and Answers / Re: Early Blight?
« on: July 26, 2018, 02:06:47 pm »
The trouble with trying diagnose tomato (or any other vegetable) from pictures on the Internet is matching symptoms. Everyone wants whatever foliage symptoms to be blight. I don't think this is early blight. One of the main signs of early blight are stem lesions with small individual lesions that may coalesce into larger lesions. It is going to show up during early warm periods with lots of rain. Of course early season is relative. For Chicago I would think early June, here on the MS Gulf coast it's April.

Remove the affected leaves and use a contact fungicide like chlorothalanil.

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