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Questions and Answers / pH
« Last post by Lorry on August 23, 2019, 11:29:40 am »
I tried to search on questions regarding pH but I was not successful.  So I'll post my own new question.  Our well water is pH 8.  I was reading that tomatoes like 6 to 6.5.  Doesn't the lime we are told to add raise the pH?  My earthbox tomatoes this year did not produce very well at all.  They mostly all had blossom end rot. None of my in ground tomatoes had this problem.  So I'm questioning adding the lime. 
Over the Garden Fence / Automatic Watering System hose connector leaks
« Last post by linear249 on August 20, 2019, 05:42:15 pm »
Has anybody tried using heat shrink wrap over the hose and connectors?  Just wondering.  We keep getting leaks at the connectors and sometimes putting a tie wrap over it helps, but not always.

Questions and Answers / Re: Miracle-Gro "down the tube"
« Last post by gardendoc on July 09, 2019, 07:18:00 am »
Don't do both in the same EB, one or the other
Questions and Answers / Re: Miracle-Gro "down the tube"
« Last post by greatgardens on July 09, 2019, 06:27:27 am »
Thanks!  I might try both.  I do have some calcium nitrate on hand so I can do a little comparison.
Questions and Answers / Re: Miracle-Gro "down the tube"
« Last post by gardendoc 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.
Questions and Answers / Miracle-Gro "down the tube"
« Last post by greatgardens on July 07, 2019, 08:15:41 am »
I'd like to add some MG as a little boost for my tomatoes and eggplants in mid-season.  I presume that others have done this.  Ideally, I'd just add powder without pre-mixing, then fill with water, but I can mix if necessary.  How much for a regular EB?

The standard use is 1 Tbs per gallon of water, but that seems pretty high in an EB.  Maybe 1 Tbs to the whole 3 gallon reservoir? Maybe once every two weeks?

Questions and Answers / Re: Preparing Earthbox/fertilizer placement
« Last post by gardendoc 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.
Questions and Answers / Preparing Earthbox/fertilizer placement
« Last post by KC612 on June 19, 2019, 09:04:07 am »
Good morning All,
Is there a reason why I wouldn't be able to just mix organic fertilizer throughout the medium?  The instructions show to put it in one spot kind of away from the plants. 
Questions and Answers / Re: Automatic Watering System Not Working
« Last post by Durban9653 on June 07, 2019, 10:53:35 am »
Iíve had an AWS problem for years.  I have an old AWS (5 units), but I think itís pretty much the same design as now.  The problem is that water will stop flowing for no apparent reason.  This happens to all of them on occasion.  I loosen the screws silghtly, and water starts to flow, aas well as shut off when the box reaches level, but then they either stop permanently again or donít stop at all.  Nozzle is clear, water is clean, replaced the regulator, plenty of water flow through the working units, but Iím constantly having to inspect and adjust.  Kind of defeats the purpose of ďautomaticĒ.  Any thoughts?
My EarthBox / Re: gardendoc's 2019 Garden
« Last post by gardendoc 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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