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Over the Garden Fence / Re: Tomatoes not setting fruit
« Last post by gardendoc on June 13, 2021, 08:33:44 pm »
It can be environmental, where are you located?
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Over the Garden Fence / Tomatoes not setting fruit
« Last post by KathyE on June 13, 2021, 10:43:34 am »
I have these two beautiful tomato plants that have lots of blooms but they are not setting any fruit.  I've heard this could be environmental.  Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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My EarthBox / Re: Thyme suddenly dying
« Last post by gardendoc on June 11, 2021, 03:09:13 pm »
I've always found the EB is too consistently moist for growing thyme
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My EarthBox / Thyme suddenly dying
« Last post by CRLedo on June 11, 2021, 08:58:39 am »
Iím on year 3 of using my earth box and itís always been easy and successful.

However Iím having issues with thyme suddenly shriveling up and dying out of nowhere. I planted two plants about a month ago and last week one suddenly started looking droopy even though the water reservoir was full and soil felt moist, and was completely dead within a day (we are going through a hot snap). I assumed something random went wrong with the plant and just replaced it. But now a week later the second of the original thyme plants is doing the same thing. I canít figure out whatís going on. Theyíve been very consistently watered and the earth box soil is staying nice and damp. We are having very hot weather but they seem to be handling that fine and itís in the mornings that Iíve suddenly noticed a problem. Could I have accidentally gotten the fertilizer too close to the plants and when the roots mature and try to extend it poisons the plant? Appreciate thoughts!
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Questions and Answers / Is there organic calcium nitrate alternative?
« Last post by BettyGardener on June 10, 2021, 04:30:28 pm »
I am new to Earthbox and greatly appreciate all of the Q/A and advise in the forum.  I used organic media, fertilizer, and dolomite when setting up my boxes.  I have 2 boxes with tomatoes and would like to be proactive with the 'snack' to prevent BER.  Is there any organic alternative to calcium nitrate?
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Over the Garden Fence / Re: Tomato plants
« Last post by brubenzer on June 05, 2021, 08:13:33 am »
Thanks!
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Over the Garden Fence / Re: Tomato plants
« Last post by gardendoc on June 04, 2021, 07:34:32 pm »
Initially the tomato 🍅 transplants have to grow a bigger root system. As a result the top growth will seem to just stall out.  Add some water around the plants through the hole in the cover. This will help with the wilting situation.
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Over the Garden Fence / Tomato plants
« Last post by brubenzer on June 04, 2021, 04:08:04 pm »
I started my non-gmo tomatoes from seed at the beginning of April indoors with a heating pad.  They grew to about 3Ē.  I replanted them in the earth box about a week ago (zone 5) and they donít seem to be growing much at all..plus some look kind of wilted.  Any advice?
Thanks!
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Thank you! Really appreciate the advice.
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It's only two weeks I'd dump and correct the screen orientation. Don't worry about the fert strip, just scoop it out before hand and replace it.
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