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Questions and Answers / Re: Row covers for Earthbox?
« Last post by tds1 on May 27, 2023, 06:02:25 pm »
Thank you again!
I ordered 4' x 250' roll of the row cover in black and white from place above.
It came well packaged in a 4' long box.
It was easy to unroll, and I cut a 3' length, so I had a piece about 4' x 3'.
I then cut that in half, so each piece was 2' x 3'.
I bought Alliance 17" rubber bands off Amazon to secure them to the Earthbox.
The 17" bands are the perfect size, and tightly secure the row cover under the earth box lip.
It was super easy, and they are very secure.
Great solution!
Questions and Answers / Re: Watering frequency for tomatoes
« Last post by CathyM on May 27, 2023, 05:03:20 pm »
"Now the EarthBox system provides a consistent root zone moisture level and many time only the first fruit will develop BER. This is primarily the incidence when using garden center transplants where it is common for the grower to limit watering, resulting in the transplants receiving inconsistent (wet/dry cycles) before the home gardener even buys the transplants."

I realize this is an old post, but I just now came across it.  The quote above from gardendoc makes absolutely perfect sense.  Inconsistent watering at the retail level before customer purchase.  That never occurred to me. 
Questions and Answers / Re: Help! Blossom End Rot on my yellow squash
« Last post by CathyM on May 27, 2023, 03:52:51 pm »
Since nobody else is jumping in, I'll try to offer what little knowledge I have.  Your problem could be caused by inadequate calcium uptake or lack of pollination.  For the calcium problem, put a teaspoon of calcium nitrate down the watering tube once a week or every ten days.  For the pollination problem, you will need to pollinate the female flowers by using a Q-tip or small, soft paintbrush.  Gather the pollen from inside the male flowers (which sit on a narrow, straight stem) and gently transfer it into the female flowers (which have what looks like the beginning of a squash behind the flower). Early morning when the blooms are fully open is the best time to do this.

I'm not sure if there are any other reasons for your problem, but those are the only ones I know.  Good luck!
Questions and Answers / Help! Blossom End Rot on my yellow squash
« Last post by SilverRose on May 26, 2023, 02:50:33 pm »
I had what looked to be a nice crop of squash and today I noticed several with blossom end rot. What do I do to stop it?
Questions and Answers / Re: Broken main stem on Celebrity Tomato
« Last post by gardendoc on May 25, 2023, 02:47:59 pm »
If you're not seeing any lateral growth after 2 weeks I doubt the plant will recover, I 've done this lots of times. If the mistake cuts were only partial across the stem, I always put a wrap of duct around the stem to hold it together
Questions and Answers / Re: Removable fittings for AWS?
« Last post by gardendoc on May 25, 2023, 02:45:36 pm »
Over the years I don't remember seeing a post about easier disconnection for winter storage. For the other question, Mister Landscape makes 1/4" tubing valves so you can turn off certain EBs, that's what I use.
Questions and Answers / Removable fittings for AWS?
« Last post by thefist on May 23, 2023, 10:43:48 am »
Years ago I recall some post about some fittings which could be put on the AWS lines so they could be taken apart somewhat for easier storage and installation/removal.   

Can someone refer me to that or to the parts necessary to do it?   

I have 5 boxes.  Perhaps there is some x5 manifold that could be used for this?   

Another use case would be end of year when only 1 or 2 boxes are still producing and the others could be shut off.   
Questions and Answers / Broken main stem on Celebrity Tomato
« Last post by thefist on May 23, 2023, 10:32:26 am »
Oops!   I mistakenly snipped off the main stem of a couple Celebrity tomatoes, just above the first bud. 
There’s been no recovery in about 2 weeks.   Will these eventually grow a new stem on their own or will something need to be done?
I always prune low suckers for some size control but I guess I got a little aggressive this time! 

I may have done this on one Brandywine also. 
Questions and Answers / Re: Row covers for Earthbox?
« Last post by gardendoc on May 13, 2023, 04:43:24 pm »
All I can say is they work for me
Questions and Answers / Re: Row covers for Earthbox?
« Last post by tds1 on May 13, 2023, 03:42:32 pm »
Thank you! Yes, it was your video I saw!

Really appreciate the link!
Is it seem to be about the same thickness material as the original EB ones?
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