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My EarthBox / Re: gardendoc's 2019 Garden
« on: June 04, 2019, 04:57:23 pm »
I'm having trouble posting pictures! Is there a limit on the size of the photo?

Questions and Answers / Re: Pole beans vs bush?
« on: May 30, 2019, 08:56:21 pm »
I do eight bush beans on each side.

Tips and Tricks / Re: Tomatoes with Cracked Shouders
« on: April 22, 2019, 12:13:26 am »
I am in N Cal too, and find the cracking worse with some of my striped tomatoes.  I also think that when the temps are above 100, even when I'm filling my boxes twice a day, in combination with the dry heat on the tomato skins, it might tipping  the balance in favor of splitting. I started filling three times a day, and it seemed better.

Tips and Tricks / Re: How to Plant Garlic
« on: December 09, 2018, 02:19:46 am »
I got a warning that it's been a long time, but garlic is a ling term thing.

I've had bad luck with garlic and other alliums in an earth box.  I suspect a root larvae or rot.
 Still trying. Planting Mediterranean garlic from Spain,Ita!y, France.

Questions and Answers / Re: AWS Hoses are Hard to Install
« on: December 07, 2018, 06:25:41 pm »
Is it possible that different 1/8 inch tubing is made of different materials? What I have is way easier to use than the stuff in the kit.

I found this.

Questions and Answers / Re: AWS Box Issue
« on: December 07, 2018, 06:23:53 pm »
I just started using the AWS connected to an open hose, and have been pleased. Not sure there are no leaks, but it seems to waste a lot less water than  the boxes I have connected to my extensive  drip irrigation system. Those boxes are on a timer, but some boxes need more water than others.

Has anybody connected their AWS to 1/2 drip tubing connected after a valve that is part of a larger system? And it is not always on, but just on with timers? How did you come up with the amount of time to set it for?

Also, when it comes to the 1/8 inch tubing that attaches to the nipples, I had a lot more successful with my own supply. It is way more flexible than the stuff that comes with the kit. I suspect they are made of different materials.

I found this.

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