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Questions and Answers / Re: AWS Box Issue
« Last post by gardendoc on December 10, 2018, 09:25:33 am »
I water using drip that's attached to my former lawn irrigation system. 1/2" pipe distributes and 1/8" go into each EB using pressure compensated emitters.
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Tips and Tricks / Re: How to Plant Garlic
« Last post by gardendoc on December 10, 2018, 09:22:46 am »
I've been successful with onions, both bulbs and transplants, and scallions in my EBs. Try planting just below the mix, too deep could be the reason for failure.
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Tips and Tricks / Re: How to Plant Garlic
« Last post by shrinkrap on December 09, 2018, 02:19:46 am »
I got a warning that it's been a long time, but garlic is a ling term thing.


I've had bad luck with garlic and other alliums in an earth box.  I suspect a root larvae or rot.
 Still trying. Planting Mediterranean garlic from Spain,Ita!y, France.
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Questions and Answers / Re: AWS Hoses are Hard to Install
« Last post by shrinkrap on December 07, 2018, 06:25:41 pm »
Is it possible that different 1/8 inch tubing is made of different materials? What I have is way easier to use than the stuff in the kit.

I found this.

https://help.dripdepot.com/support/solutions/articles/11000043765-difference-between-vinyl-and-poly-irrigation-tubing-
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Questions and Answers / Re: AWS Box Issue
« Last post by shrinkrap on December 07, 2018, 06:23:53 pm »
I just started using the AWS connected to an open hose, and have been pleased. Not sure there are no leaks, but it seems to waste a lot less water than  the boxes I have connected to my extensive  drip irrigation system. Those boxes are on a timer, but some boxes need more water than others.

Has anybody connected their AWS to 1/2 drip tubing connected after a valve that is part of a larger system? And it is not always on, but just on with timers? How did you come up with the amount of time to set it for?

Also, when it comes to the 1/8 inch tubing that attaches to the nipples, I had a lot more successful with my own supply. It is way more flexible than the stuff that comes with the kit. I suspect they are made of different materials.

I found this.
https://help.dripdepot.com/support/solutions/articles/11000043765-difference-between-vinyl-and-poly-irrigation-tubing-
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Questions and Answers / Re: More snack questions
« Last post by pmkdo on November 09, 2018, 01:23:33 pm »
Got it. Thanks
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Questions and Answers / Re: More snack questions
« Last post by EBXCustServ on November 09, 2018, 08:57:48 am »
To concur with Garden Doc, we also suggest to EBX gardeners as a preventative: add 1 tsp. of calcium nitrate to one gallon of water once a week in the water fill tube. Always add dolomite when you set up your EarthBox system, and avoid using high nitrogen fertilizers.
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Questions and Answers / Re: More snack questions
« Last post by gardendoc on November 08, 2018, 12:50:03 pm »
I would use the calcium nitrate snack for everything except the herbs. You should avoid using the hydrated lime, it's better to make sure you're adding the appropriate dolomite during the planting cycle and supplementing with the snack
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Questions and Answers / More snack questions
« Last post by pmkdo on November 07, 2018, 09:08:22 am »
This is my sixth season with Earthbox but my first using the snack
Two questions
1. I know I need the snack for my tomatoes because they are susceptible to BER. Is there a benefit to adding it to other boxes such as herbs and basil?
2. I had got into the habit of adding hydrated lime when my tomatoes were about 3 foot tall to prevent BER, rather than waiting to see if the BER occurred. It worked pretty well but not perfectly. Should I continue to do this in addition to the snack or will I be over fertilizing?
THANKS
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Questions and Answers / Re: Ants in Earthbox
« Last post by linear249 on October 22, 2018, 11:07:24 am »
Gardendoc,
What's the a.i.

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