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Over the Garden Fence / Blossom end rot
« Last post by Janiraye on Today at 07:07:31 pm »
I have one earth box this year that so far every tomato has blossom end rot.  The tomatoes in the box right next to it are fine.  What can I do?
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Introductions / Re: watermelons
« Last post by Cynthia on June 30, 2020, 04:49:52 pm »
Oh, interesting. Thank you!
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Introductions / Re: watermelons
« Last post by gardendoc on June 30, 2020, 04:23:00 pm »
Welcome to Earthbound gardening. My guess on on small fruit was that the female flowers weren't pollinated an the small fruit abort
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Introductions / watermelons
« Last post by Cynthia on June 30, 2020, 10:56:03 am »
Hello,
I am a new member and pretty new to gardening (food growing, that is). I've planted watermelons in the root and veggie box. I have 4 melons about the size of a grapefruit so far, but several smaller (ping-pong ball size) have turned black and shriveled up. Any ideas why this is happening and what I should do?

Many thanks,
Cynthia
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Questions and Answers / Re: Can Earthboxes Stay Oudoors Year-Round?
« Last post by gardendoc on June 29, 2020, 07:02:50 am »
It can stay put as long as you tip it over and drain the water reservoir. The mix can slao stay.
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Questions and Answers / Can EarthBoxes Stay Oudoors Year-Round?
« Last post by Nick1212 on June 29, 2020, 06:35:15 am »
Can the EarthBox stay outside in the winter?

If so, can I leave the soil that's in it in the EarthBox?

How about the water in the reservoir during the freezing winter, would that be an issue from water freezing in the winter (cracking the EarthBox)? Or would the water evaporate at end of growing season before winter comes?

I live in zone 6b, south central PA.
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Questions and Answers / Re: Question About Kellogg Potting Mix
« Last post by micpoc on June 26, 2020, 10:39:19 am »
I used forest byproducts for years with no problem.
Good to hear; thanks!
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Questions and Answers / Re: Question About Kellogg Potting Mix
« Last post by gardendoc on June 26, 2020, 10:28:49 am »
I used forest byproducts for years with no problem.
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Questions and Answers / Re: Question About Kellogg Potting Mix
« Last post by micpoc on June 26, 2020, 10:09:06 am »
That potting mix will be fine, please don't toss it. You can't over water and if the tomato is growing fine.  It's common for the overflow water to be discolored and stinky and there is potting mix in the wicking chambers.

All sounds normal to me. Garden on!
OK, will continue for now. But if the mix is predominately NOT peat moss—i.e., not a wicking material—won't that present problems down the road?
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