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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

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.

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