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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.

Aline
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Questions and Answers / Re: Ants in Earthbox
« Last post by linear249 on October 21, 2018, 04:37:35 pm »
I dumped the box in a low area of the yard and let them eat ant poison.  It's a done deal, ants gone.  Need to redo earthbox.
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Questions and Answers / Re: Ants in Earthbox
« Last post by gardendoc on October 21, 2018, 04:18:48 pm »
Aline, use a spinosad a.i. drench for fire ants, 4 TBS/gallon. You have to pull the cover back and thoroughly drench the box
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Questions and Answers / Re: Ants in Earthbox
« Last post by linear249 on October 21, 2018, 01:04:46 pm »
Thank you.
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Questions and Answers / Re: Ants in Earthbox
« Last post by Tag on October 21, 2018, 11:39:29 am »
Depends on the type of ant. Regular ants (meaning other than mutant fire ants) I plug the drain hole and fill the box with water and leave it for a day. The ants will leave on their own to find a new home. If they are fire ants the box belongs to them now. Filling with water will do nothing but make them meaner. Best just to buy a new box and let them keep theirs.  :o
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Questions and Answers / Ants in Earthbox
« Last post by linear249 on October 20, 2018, 05:01:09 pm »
I know this was discussed before, but I couldn't find the info.  What do I need to do?  Want to plant kale jn the box.

Thanks, Aline
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