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Questions and Answers / Re: My tomatoes died
« Last post by gardendoc on April 09, 2019, 10:25:58 am »
Was it windy? Tomatoes that are not trellised will sometime twist in the wind and split longitudinally
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Questions and Answers / Re: My tomatoes died
« Last post by vikhawk on April 07, 2019, 01:43:02 pm »
 These are photos of the plant.  Plan on trying again this year.
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Questions and Answers / Re: Yellow summer squash
« Last post by linear249 on March 23, 2019, 11:51:17 pm »
I grew sunstripe and butterstick squash last year.  They had more of an upright growth rather than spreading.  You might try to trellis the plants. 

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Questions and Answers / Yellow summer squash
« Last post by Gnomedog on March 22, 2019, 12:58:08 am »
I have searched the forum every way I can think of, but can't find much about yellow squash in the EBs. I have tried it several times. The plant gets big and starts growing over the side of the box, lots of young squash on it, then wind will come along and twist it around and break it off. Or, it will reach the slab and get in the way. Also, the squash borers get into it very early, and powderymildew is a problem. I've tried Seven on the crowns and other remedies, but here on the Georgia coast, it gets very hot and humid, which is an issue. I used to have a huge in ground garden, and always had plenty or squash, and I miss that. I do very well with tomatoes in the boxes, but I want my squash! Perhaps I need a special variety? Any advice would be great!
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Over the Garden Fence / Insect Netting
« Last post by EBXCustServ on March 08, 2019, 02:05:32 pm »
Does anyone have feedback on the use of the Insect Net? A customer inquired as to the hindering of White Flies to her plants.
We have one Review on the Netting page of our website already, but if I could obtain more information from our EarthBox gardeners' personal observations, that would be greatly appreciated.
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Very interesting
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Questions and Answers / Re: Cherry Tomatoes dying prematurely
« Last post by gardendoc on January 17, 2019, 09:28:07 am »
Are all the plants Husky Cherry Red? If it was the CaNO3 all the tomatoes would be showing the same symptoms. I would lay off the Safer since you don't have any insect pressure in the enclosure. Send me a hi res image, gary.bachman@msstate.edu and I'll take a closer look
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Questions and Answers / Cherry Tomatoes dying prematurely
« Last post by pmkdo on January 14, 2019, 11:39:26 am »
I grow the same tomatoes in Earthboxes every year. I follow the instructions exactly. I plant them in my pool area, under a screened cage; the plants row  grow very large, I believe because the light is filtered. But the plants have always been healthy. This year the Husky Cherry Red tomatoes are dying from the bottom up, inside out. They are planted in the same box and in the same spot as last year. Watering is constant with the AWS. there is no evidence of an insect problem; I spray w Safer road approx every 2 weeks.T he only difference is that this year I am using the snack 1 tsp. of ammonium calcium nitrate 15.5-0-0 weekly. The tomatoes on either side are thriving as usual. So my questions:
1. Why are these plants dying? Is it the snack? Are the plants growing too rapidly because of the snack? If it is so, why are the plants next to them thriving?
2. Is the ammonium calcium nitrate 15.5-0-0 the correct snack? I saw this stuff on a vireo in the forums
3. Should I replant? Should I use a replant kit as usual? Should I start fresh with an empty box and new potting soil? I planted these tomatoes the first week of November
4. Any other guidance?
Photos attached problem box is in the middle
THANKS for any help.
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Questions and Answers / Re: Broccoli in an EB
« Last post by gardendoc on January 08, 2019, 11:05:54 pm »
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