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Questions and Answers / Re: Tomato Leaf Curl Due to Too Much Water?
« Last post by Texas.Micky on August 10, 2020, 12:08:19 pm »
In Texas here too, summer's are brutal to tomatoes, etc.

Any ideas for what would do well in the brutal heat to keep EBs "busy"?
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Questions and Answers / Re: What is the best method?
« Last post by Texas.Micky on August 10, 2020, 09:18:50 am »
Thanks for the followup.

I've had boxes with pairings that come out against the traditional wisdom at times also.

Catnip beating out Mint for example. A friend of mine has the cats.
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My EarthBox / Re: gardendoc's 2020 Summer Garden
« Last post by Texas.Micky on August 10, 2020, 08:53:18 am »
Tried to grow heirlooms from seed. No seedlings survived yet.

My boxes are at friend's yards/patios in Austin and Dallas this year.

Fall garden still going in Austin, some Basil, Rosemary, Catnip, Mint, in Dallas.
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My EarthBox / Re: BrittneyT2's first Earthbox Garden - 2016
« Last post by Texas.Micky on August 10, 2020, 08:23:23 am »
I remember seeing these on the forum back in 2016.

I will have to post some of my old garden pictures too, once I have met the 10 post limit again on this new forum.
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My EarthBox / Re: Melons
« Last post by brian1269 on July 30, 2020, 11:48:09 pm »
Well they grew great but didn't really pollinate that well. Most of the watermelons stopped growing for some reason and weren't very good inside. Only had one good one from four plants so not very successful. I'm guessing the pressure on the plant from growing vertically was not good for them. Have several cantaloupes and honeydew melons still growing so we'll see how they do.
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Questions and Answers / Re: Revisiting BER
« Last post by gardendoc on July 28, 2020, 01:37:12 pm »
One thing about the Rot Stop spray on leaves. The calcium chloride stays in the leaves where it's sprayed and is not translocated to the fruit. The only way calcium moves thru the plant is from absorption in the roots.
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Questions and Answers / Re: Revisiting BER
« Last post by ajcarbo on July 28, 2020, 09:35:36 am »
In addition to the recommended Calcium Nitrate "snack" for the BER, I sprayed Bonide foliar Rot Stop on the leaves every 7-10 days and drastically reduced the BER issue with tomatoes. 

We're in "tropical"  Southern Maryland and the tomatoes are holding up better this year than in many previous years. I've been using EarthBoxes since the late 1990's, and still have five of the original design boxes in operation. I did buy two new trellis systems this year. Used one for tomatoes, other for early butternut squash. 

Good luck.
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Questions and Answers / Re: What is the best method?
« Last post by LuvTomatoes on July 26, 2020, 01:45:22 pm »
I know this is an old thread but I wanted to let Tag know that the 3 Cubanelle pepper plants and 2 Blue Lake bush bean plants worked very well in the same box.  The beans did not take over at all
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Questions and Answers / Re: Revisiting BER
« Last post by JB on July 21, 2020, 04:40:40 pm »
Yes, restarted with new mix, new dolomite, new fertilizer  :)

Should I keep up with the snack, or is it past time for that? Anything else I should try. My experience has been that if I see it, it's usually the first few tomatoes at the beginning and then it gets better. This time it seems to be continuing longer.

Thanks!
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Questions and Answers / Re: Revisiting BER
« Last post by gardendoc on July 21, 2020, 03:48:25 pm »
It could be the late start or different varieties have differing susceptibility to BER. Did you restart with new growing mix. Many times even with amending pre-plant with 2 cups dolomite, new mix will cause BER the first season tomato growing as the Ca has not been fully distributed
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