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Very interesting
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"Chef Dan Barber has co-founded a seed company that is focused on maximizing the deliciousness & nutrition of the resulting food (rather than for yield or shelf life)" via kottke.org

https://www.row7seeds.com
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Questions and Answers / Re: Cherry Tomatoes dying prematurely
« Last post by gardendoc 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 / Cherry Tomatoes dying prematurely
« Last post by pmkdo on January 14, 2019, 11:39:26 am »
I grow the same tomatoes in Earthboxes every year. I follow the instructions exactly. I plant them in my pool area, under a screened cage; the plants row  grow very large, I believe because the light is filtered. But the plants have always been healthy. This year the Husky Cherry Red tomatoes are dying from the bottom up, inside out. They are planted in the same box and in the same spot as last year. Watering is constant with the AWS. there is no evidence of an insect problem; I spray w Safer road approx every 2 weeks.T he only difference is that this year I am using the snack 1 tsp. of ammonium calcium nitrate 15.5-0-0 weekly. The tomatoes on either side are thriving as usual. So my questions:
1. Why are these plants dying? Is it the snack? Are the plants growing too rapidly because of the snack? If it is so, why are the plants next to them thriving?
2. Is the ammonium calcium nitrate 15.5-0-0 the correct snack? I saw this stuff on a vireo in the forums
3. Should I replant? Should I use a replant kit as usual? Should I start fresh with an empty box and new potting soil? I planted these tomatoes the first week of November
4. Any other guidance?
Photos attached problem box is in the middle
THANKS for any help.
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Questions and Answers / Re: Broccoli in an EB
« Last post by gardendoc on January 08, 2019, 11:05:54 pm »
Show off heeheehee :)
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Questions and Answers / Re: Broccoli in an EB
« Last post by SMFAdmin on January 08, 2019, 01:09:35 pm »
yum
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Questions and Answers / Re: Broccoli in an EB
« Last post by linear249 on January 07, 2019, 09:16:40 pm »
I put 3 plants per box.  Heads @ 6to 7 inches.  I do the same with cauliflower and just picked a 2# 6 oz head.

Aline
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Questions and Answers / Re: Broccoli in an EB
« Last post by gardendoc 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
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Questions and Answers / Broccoli in an EB
« Last post by greatgardens on January 03, 2019, 07:40:27 am »
I've tried broccoli before, but with limited success -- with 6 plants per box, the heads were very small -- perhaps 4" +/-.  I was wondering if anyone was very successful, and had any tips, including varieties that seem more suited to an EB.
-GG
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Questions and Answers / Re: Ab EarthBox "Collar?"
« Last post by greatgardens on January 01, 2019, 09:42:37 am »
Thanks!  It gives me some added thoughts that are "outside the box." I'll think some more about stuff I have laying around that might be useful -- like adding a partial grow bag on top of the EB. I had only thought of rigid materials, but no reason that it couldn't be heavy fabric or such.  I do want to retain the reservoir since that makes watering a lot easier.  (And my summer toads like the filler tubes and reservoir, also!)

-GG
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