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Questions and Answers / Re: Input hole clogged
« on: June 11, 2018, 02:07:57 pm »
I think beau is right.  You might be able to raise the tube a little while you're trying to break up the clog.  In the meantime you can water at the base of the plants until you break up the clog.


Tips and Tricks / Re: Insecticide/Fungicide concoction help.
« on: June 09, 2018, 12:16:49 pm »
Per gardendoc
Per gallon:
1 tbs permetheran 10%
1/4 cup (4 tbs) spinosad
3 tbs daconil
2 tbs (1 oz) spreader sticker

I made this into a document, framed it and hung it where we keep the sprayer and the chemicals.


Questions and Answers / Re: Root and Veg EB
« on: May 20, 2018, 11:49:04 am »
When I bought the root and veg, it was to grow carrots.  That didn't work.  I find that the water doesn't wick as it does in the regular earthboxes.  Last fall I put 1 broccoli plant in the root and veg and that was plenty enough for the pot.  I had to do a lot of top watering to make sure the plant would survive.  I have decided to not use them for veggies and have put rosebushes in them.

I forgot to attach the pic.  It must be Monday.


I bought a rose bush @ three weeks ago and sprayed it as soon as I got home just in case it was carrying something.  I planted it in a root and veg box.  It has been blooming like crazy and I am keeping it well watered and fertilize once per week with rose food fertilizer.
The plant doesn't seem to be thriving.  A lot of the leaves are turning brown.  I took a pic yesterday and it seems that some of the leaves have little hairs on them.  I'm not familiar with this.  Any ideas.

I would refresh the fertilizer and start adding the snack ASAP.


Questions and Answers / Re: Bush Bean spacing question
« on: April 26, 2018, 11:07:29 am »
Tag, I understand about not wanting to kill your babies.  That's why I usually have so many tomato plants.  Not this year.  Have 3 from the fall planting and 4 from the spring planting.

Questions and Answers / Re: Bush Bean spacing question
« on: April 25, 2018, 08:14:55 am »
I didn't have a good bean season last year, but I usually have so many beans that I put up about 20 quarts of beans.  I have tried a few type of bush beans and found that the Serengeti beans are the best that I have grown.  Good Luck

Questions and Answers / Re: Bush Bean spacing question
« on: April 23, 2018, 04:55:49 pm »
I do 12 holes  per box, but sometimes I have more than 1 bush per hole because I put 3 seeds per hole since they have a tendency to not come up.

Questions and Answers / Re: Basil
« on: March 26, 2018, 08:50:14 am »
Basil plants can get pretty big, so it depends on how much you want.  I never plant more than 1 and it produces more than enough for us.  But, Iwould say like peppers, 6 plants.


Questions and Answers / Root and Veg Container
« on: March 17, 2018, 02:47:47 pm »
What is the container rated at as in gallon capacity.  5 gallons?  I want to plant a fig tree in one and was wondering about the size.

Questions and Answers / Re: RE: Ultimato staking with the EB
« on: March 16, 2018, 12:14:40 pm »
My tomatoes and peppers grow near a fence.  We attached deer fencing along the back of the fence.  I put one ultomato pole in the hole with the tomato and tie the pole off to the fence.  When the tomato is taller than the pole, it gets attached to the fence.  Removed popup greenhouse yesterday.  Bolseno Tomatoes in there were leaning over, at least 5 ft. tall.

I sometimes use an ultomato pole to keep broccoli and cauliflower from falling out of the box.


My EarthBox / Re: gardendoc's 2018 garden
« on: March 11, 2018, 03:21:56 pm »
Love the ironing board idea.

Questions and Answers / Re: growing sweet potatoes
« on: February 25, 2018, 10:57:26 am »
Hi kitkat
How are you doing? How's the weather? Had a crazy year here on the Mississippi coast.  Snowed twice, normal highs here in 50 to 60 range.  Highs in the 80s past 2 weeks.  Tomatoes suffering in greenhouse.  Have a small fan trying to vent, installing a permanent fan this week.

I did sweet potatoes a few seasons back.  I bought slips (plants) from lowes.  In the 'old' days you could use a store bought potato that sprouted, but from what I read they spray a chemical on them that keeps them from sprouting.  You will probably need to buy 'cured' or potato seed from one of the seed companies.

My bottom line is don't waste the box.  I didn't get enough potatoes and they were pretty small.  They do run and root wherever they touch soil and produce.  If you have a small piece of ground that could be worked, that would probably work better.

Good luck

Questions and Answers / Re: Pruning indeterminate tomatoes
« on: February 08, 2018, 11:54:15 am »
Welcome to the forum.

I don't prune tomatoes planted in the spring.  It gets to be too much work when you grow a lot of tomato plants (15 boxes) and they are 6 to 8 ft. tall.

In the fall, I plant in a small greenhouse and I do prune simply to keep the plant size managable.

Follow the recommendations for 2 tomato plants per box.  To "prune or not to prune" is up to you.  How many plants, how much time do you have to devote, how tall you also plays into this.  I'm 5 ft, so there is no way that I could prune.  We have plants 8 ft and taller and usually need a ladder to pick. 

Also take into consideration a staking system for those taller plants.

Gardendoc has videos of box setup, shortcuts, chemicals, etc under Tips and Tricks.

Good luck.  Where are you located?  You can update that under Profile.


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