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Questions and Answers / Re: My tomatoes died
« on: April 09, 2019, 10:25:58 am »
Was it windy? Tomatoes that are not trellised will sometime twist in the wind and split longitudinally

Questions and Answers / Re: Cherry Tomatoes dying prematurely
« on: January 17, 2019, 09:28:07 am »
Are all the plants Husky Cherry Red? If it was the CaNO3 all the tomatoes would be showing the same symptoms. I would lay off the Safer since you don't have any insect pressure in the enclosure. Send me a hi res image, and I'll take a closer look

Questions and Answers / Re: Broccoli in an EB
« on: January 08, 2019, 11:05:54 pm »
Show off heeheehee :)

Questions and Answers / Re: Broccoli in an EB
« on: January 07, 2019, 09:34:07 am »
We've successfully grown broccoli in our EBs. I just used the Bonnie transplants, 6 per EB. Size wise in the 4 inch range, harvest carefully and the plants will push new heads, these will be smaller, but it extends the harvest. Happy New Year

Questions and Answers / Re: AWS Box Issue
« on: December 10, 2018, 09:25:33 am »
I water using drip that's attached to my former lawn irrigation system. 1/2" pipe distributes and 1/8" go into each EB using pressure compensated emitters.

Tips and Tricks / Re: How to Plant Garlic
« on: December 10, 2018, 09:22:46 am »
I've been successful with onions, both bulbs and transplants, and scallions in my EBs. Try planting just below the mix, too deep could be the reason for failure.

Questions and Answers / Re: More snack questions
« on: November 08, 2018, 12:50:03 pm »
I would use the calcium nitrate snack for everything except the herbs. You should avoid using the hydrated lime, it's better to make sure you're adding the appropriate dolomite during the planting cycle and supplementing with the snack

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

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