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Questions and Answers / Re: growing annual and perennial flowers
« Last post by gardendoc on October 08, 2018, 04:31:28 pm »
There are planter box brackets made for railings. Don know about weight limitations and such.
Questions and Answers / Aphids on seedlings
« Last post by Psyche on October 08, 2018, 07:24:06 am »
Iíve been lucky to be mostly chemical free in my garden, but I finally got a plague of aphids.

They are on my seedlings indoors.  Do I toss the lot and start over?  What should I use?  Iíve got about 3 weeks until last frost day.
Questions and Answers / growing annual and perennial flowers
« Last post by pressedflowerart on October 06, 2018, 12:09:16 pm »
Hello, it's been awhile since I've been here. !   My experiences with vegetables in earthboxes have been positive... now I'd like to try to figure out a way to place Earthbox juniors on the deck as railing planters -- trailing plants over railing.  Has anyone done this, or have thoughts on possible support?  (deck railing not strong enough, would need to set the earthboxes on some sort of support). 

thanks for ideas!
Questions and Answers / Re: What to do about mosquitos??
« Last post by gardendoc on October 05, 2018, 01:06:23 pm »
Mosquito bits down the tube
Questions and Answers / Re: sweetcorn
« Last post by gardendoc on October 05, 2018, 01:05:53 pm »
Follow the recommendations from UF Extension for corn grown in-ground, these will not be different for the corn in EBs
Questions and Answers / sweetcorn
« Last post by mhjr on October 04, 2018, 04:28:54 pm »
I just planted sweetcorn for the first time in earthboxes. what and when do you use for bugs and worms. im in central florida
Tips and Tricks / Re: Earthboxes inside a greenhouse
« Last post by linear249 on October 02, 2018, 12:09:31 pm »
We built a greenhouse two years ago and it has a roof vent and a side vent.  Even with the roof and side vents and shade cloth it gets really hot.  We installed a fan with a thermostat for those hot, hot days.  I'm on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and in the summer there is no planting in it because temps are in 100's.  Our winters usually aren't super cold and the temps get warm in the greengouse, so the fan helps.

Tips and Tricks / Earthboxes inside a greenhouse
« Last post by tom j on October 01, 2018, 03:10:54 pm »
I am an experienced Earthbox user who owns ten of them. I have recently relocated to the Colorado Springs area, which is subject to hail storms every year. I am having a greenhouse built to avoid destruction to future vegs and flowers. We also get intense sunshine about 300 days per year. I expect to use open roof vents and shade cloth to control the heat.  Are there any special tips to using Earthboxes inside a greenhouse?
Questions and Answers / Re: Seed Company Survey
« Last post by greatgardens on September 17, 2018, 10:04:30 am »
Burpee Hybrids.  But only when on sale. Their addition of $2.99 shipping helps their competitive position a lot.  IMO, they have some best-in-class hybrid varieties.  And in my experience (almost 50 years gardening now), if you can find a hybrid variety that has the taste you like, it is nearly always going to be hardier and more disease-resistant than OP.
I asked Burpee's customer service and got a recommendation of 4 crack-resistant varieties (one is DET):

Madame Marmande Hybrid 54335A - 72 day, 10 ounce fruit, French beefsteak type
Summer Girl Hybrid 50580A - 52 day, 5-6 ounce fruit, good yields
Tasti-Lee Hybrid 69810A - 75 day, 6-9 ounce fruit, but is a determinate plant
Thessaloniki 68965A - 66-80 day, 4-6 ounce fruit, Greek variety

I'll also add one other Burpee variety that I'm very familiar with -- Orange Wellington. Rarely has any cracking for me, but of course, a mild orange variety.

I ordered and will add to Celebrity -- Summer Girl and Tasti-Lee.  I've wanted to try both of these anyway.  I was able to use the 5-for-$15 sale +$2.99 shipping, so the prices weren't too bad. Aside from having good varieties (IMO), Burpee is usually fairly generous with their seed amounts, so I'm a fan when on sale.

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