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My EarthBox / Re: gardendoc's Urban Nano Farm 2022
« Last post by gardendoc on January 12, 2022, 10:12:40 am »
My New Years Day sown tomato 🍅 seeds have germinated nicely. Heirloom Siberian and various micro tomatoes 🍅. I sow the seeds densely, a tip shared by Joe Lamp'l and Craig Lehoulier on the joegardener podcast.
My EarthBox / gardendoc's Urban Nano Farm 2022
« Last post by gardendoc on January 03, 2022, 09:27:37 am »
Harvested my first peppers for 2022 ahead of last nights cold temperatures. Red and yellow biquinho, Tabasco and Aji charapita, according to Bakers Creek the world's most expensive pepper
My EarthBox / Re: help in worm Identification
« Last post by gardendoc on October 14, 2021, 04:54:29 pm »
Looks like some sort of maggot
My EarthBox / help in worm Identification
« Last post by on October 13, 2021, 08:33:17 am »

Does anyone know "what" kind of worm this is?

Then we'll know how to move forward.

Introductions / Re: Hi From Ohio
« Last post by gardendoc on September 07, 2021, 06:28:16 am »
Congrats on being an excited EarthBox gardener. The EB trellis cab a great solution for the tomato staking
Introductions / Hi From Ohio
« Last post by DeLoris M on September 05, 2021, 10:47:34 am »
Hi everyone!  I'm DeLoris.  I just discovered your Earth Box and I am SOLD!  I will be buying things throughout the winter to be ready for next Spring. 
I live in a Senior Apartment Community and am lucky to live on an end so I have a small space to plant a few things.  I planted 3 tomato plants this spring and sadly 2 didn't make it.  The 3rd is growing like gangbusters and we had a straight line wind come through a few weeks ago and twisted it and bent it down on the ground!  I was heart sick.  I thought it would surely die.  It didn't!  I found your site by accident through You Tube looking for a better way to tie up tomato plants.  I definitely want to do this next year.  I would have room for 2 regular size boxes and that would give me room for tomatoes and cucumbers!  I am soooo excited!  I love your site with your blog and forum and all the information and help one can find.  Trust me, I am not a farmer!  LOL  I look forward to my new adventure!
Questions and Answers / Tomatoes hard yellow inside
« Last post by pmkdo on September 02, 2021, 12:51:27 pm »
I live in Florida, so I plant during the winter. I always plant Better Boy tomatoes. Love the taste and the fact that they have no core. they always do well as long as I am conscientious about the weekly snack since they are susceptible to BER.

This year many of the Better Boys had hard yellow throughout the fruit, the color and texture of a core, but dispersed. A picture is attached.
I plant in my pool cage so my plants get very big seeking light, but this has never happened before

Can someone tell me what went wrong and what to do?

Questions and Answers / Basil yellow leaves
« Last post by tommyato on August 26, 2021, 06:37:14 am »
Try some calcium nitrate in the EarthBox water.
Questions and Answers / Re: I am about ready to give up!!
« Last post by gardendoc on August 24, 2021, 09:55:19 am »
Where are you located? One thing to remember that even though the EB system is fantastic, I have 136, there is still a learning curve. It's never 1-2-3 or A-B-C = success. It changes yearly in response to the environment. The peppers have sunscald.

If you're currently using the container mix from EarthBox I would not drop it out, very rarely is that the cause of problems. Can you share some images. You can send to my Extension email,
Questions and Answers / I am about ready to give up!!
« Last post by Gswoody on August 23, 2021, 04:51:14 pm »
I just donít get it! I must have a black thumb for gardening! This is my second year using the Earthbox system. I reused one of my systems and got another brand new one this year. In the older one I planted two determinate tomato plants. I ordered the replant kit and have been giving the plants the calcium nitrate once a week that came with the plants. I have been watering them regularly and they just look terrible! The plants look bad and are starting to look like the leaves have blight all over them. The tomatoes are cracking and even getting blossom end rot! I have done everything the instructions said to do but my tomatoes are so ugly! In the new box, I planted two hot banana pepper plants, a tobasco pepper plant and a habanero plant. The tobasco and habanero are doing fine. The banana pepper plant has produced a lot of peppers but now that growth is slowing down, they are starting to get brown areas on the sides of the peppers that looks like blossom end rot except itís on the side of the pepper about midway down. What is the deal??? If I attempt this again next year, should I just dump both pots out and start over with all new materials and stuff from EarthBox? I am really discouraged because this is supposed to be so easy!
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