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Questions and Answers / Re: Automatic Watering System Not Working
« on: September 27, 2019, 09:53:01 am »
Okijames, this is great information for maintaining the AWS. Thanks for sharing

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Questions and Answers / Re: Blossom End Rot on Peppers
« on: September 03, 2019, 08:57:13 pm »
BER is caused by inconsistent watering which should be a non-issue in our EBs. It will usually be worse the first season an EB is started. Be sure to add the dolomite each time you plant, the calcium nitrate is not a cure, it helps keep calcium and nitrogen readily available.

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Questions and Answers / Re: Miracle-Gro "down the tube"
« on: July 09, 2019, 07:18:00 am »
Don't do both in the same EB, one or the other

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Questions and Answers / Re: Miracle-Gro "down the tube"
« on: July 08, 2019, 04:32:24 pm »
Just like using the calcium nitrate "snack", use 1 tsp down the tube per week. Not as good as the cal nitrate.

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Questions and Answers / Re: Preparing Earthbox/fertilizer placement
« on: June 21, 2019, 08:33:54 am »
The fertilizer is placed on top of the media to allow the nutrients to be released over time as the current of water moves up through the potting mix. This also allows for easier replenishment when transitioning between crops.

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My EarthBox / Re: gardendoc's 2019 Garden
« on: June 04, 2019, 09:34:21 pm »
There are size limits and I believe you need to make 10 posts before being able to post images. I'll look into it.

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My EarthBox / Re: gardendoc's 2019 Garden
« on: June 02, 2019, 06:05:28 pm »
Here's a video we shot harvesting red onions from our EarthBoxes

https://youtu.be/pWPlBfsn-o8

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Questions and Answers / Re: Pole beans vs bush?
« on: May 22, 2019, 12:24:44 pm »
I'd go 8 bush beans total to give more room for their lateral growth

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My EarthBox / gardendoc's 2019 Garden
« on: May 20, 2019, 11:18:22 am »
We had a fun visit from WLOX shooting a Page 13 feature of our Urban Nano Farm and showcasing our EarthBoxes. It gives a glimpse of my crazy garden. Enjoy!

https://www.wlox.com/2019/05/17/container-gardening-offering-revolutionary-growing-technique/

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Tips and Tricks / Re: Tomatoes with Cracked Shouders
« on: May 15, 2019, 12:10:38 pm »
Some varieties are more prone to cracking. Might try picking at first blush and allow to ripen on the window sill or next to your coffee maker.

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Questions and Answers / Re: yellow jacket nests
« on: May 15, 2019, 12:08:36 pm »
I've been growing in EBs for over 10 years and have never seen any yellowjackets or wasps build nests at the EB base. Black and brown widow spiders, yes.

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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

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Very interesting

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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, gary.bachman@msstate.edu and I'll take a closer look

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

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