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Questions and Answers / Re: Need help with poor results for a few years
« Last post by gardendoc on April 22, 2021, 02:56:26 pm »
In the past images couldn't be uploaded until the member had 10 posts, I don't know if this has changed
Questions and Answers / How can photo's be uploaded to this forum?
« Last post by thefist on April 22, 2021, 01:17:20 pm »
How are pictures supposed to be posted to this forum?   I have been trying several times with no success.   

My photos are taken with an iPhone and stored as .jpeg format in the apple photo library, which (UNBELIEVABLY) are not accepted.   

I have copied these as a Mac file.   The following have not worked using Safari and Chrome browsers:

- change file type to .jpg
- re-save file as .png
- re-save file as pdf

All 3 of the above file are documented as allowed, yet the forum will not accept the upload.   

I'm trying to get help for a serious problem.  I have not been able grow for 4 years, doing the same prep as all the prior successful years.   I hope some one can help with this picture upload issue so gardendoc or other helpful experts can evaluate my situation.

Questions and Answers / Re: Need help with poor results for a few years
« Last post by thefist on April 22, 2021, 12:22:10 pm »

OK, I have to rant.   I have been trying to upload pics for an hour.  I copied pics from my photo library and changed file type from jpeg to jpg.   Still wouldn't upload.  I tried saving each photo to .png.   The error then said it was too big.  Sure, the jpeg is industry standard and nice and small.   
I interact frequently with various fora and NONE have this problem.   Please fix this archaic issue for the benefit of your customers or provide an FAQ on how to upload.   
Questions and Answers / Re: Mulch Covers and Second Year of Strawberries
« Last post by gardendoc on April 21, 2021, 10:13:27 am »
That is one of the issues growing perennial crops in the EarthBox. There isn't a good/easy solution. Your thoughts on trimming the plants back is a great idea.
Questions and Answers / Re: Alaskan Organic Fish Fertilizer
« Last post by gardendoc on April 21, 2021, 10:08:12 am »
Sure you can use it. It might get a little stinky with the reservoir
Questions and Answers / Alaskan Organic Fish Fertilizer
« Last post by justice617 on April 20, 2021, 03:11:08 am »

This will be my first time using the earth box this upcoming season. Can you use Alaskan Organic Fish Fertilizer in the Earthbox.Has anyone tried using it?
Questions and Answers / Mulch Covers and Second Year of Strawberries
« Last post by JayLee1919 on April 20, 2021, 01:03:54 am »
Last year I planted six strawberry plants in my Original Earth Box.  At the end of the season, I cut the plants down to the crown and drained the box.  I stored the box in my unheated garage.  In the early spring my plants started to grow.  Today I did the re-fertilizer thing.  I want to apply a new mulch cover but can't quite figure out how to get those holes properly positioned over the plants because they are really taking off.  I tried it once and already wasted one cover--along with breaking many plant stems.  I'm thinking of trimming the plants close to the soil--even though I have some growth with flowers on it already--to make the positioning easier.  It will grow back, and its still early.  I'm in Pennsylvania, and its even supposed to snow this week. Any suggestions?  I did think of digging up the plants and then replanting after the mulch cover is on...but decided not to do that. HELP! :-\
Questions and Answers / Re: Growing medium question
« Last post by gardendoc on April 19, 2021, 09:47:32 am »
You did great. Happy growing this year
Questions and Answers / Re: Growing medium question
« Last post by tankertoad on April 18, 2021, 03:41:39 pm »
I appreciate your response, but since I didn't get one quite soon enough, I did mix my own using appropriate (according to some research I did here on the forum) amounts of sphagnum peat moss, perlite, and vermiculite.  I could find the mix you recommend, but the ingredients included mycorrhizae and "ground limestone", neither of which are specifically mentioned by Earthbox for Earthbox usage.  I know what mycorrhizae is/are (wasn't sure if it was Earthbox compatible), and "ground limestone" didn't sound specific enough (to me) to necessarily be an appropriate substitute for dolomite, which is apparently a specific calcium magnesium carbonate found in varying concentrations depending on the "ground limestone" containing it.  Just "ground limestone" seemed incomplete, so I just added the Earthbox re-planting kit dolomite as usual when re-planting my boxes.  When I re-plant, I do empty the boxes, clean out the old roots at the bottoms, and then re-use the medium per the instructions.

I've had very good luck with Earthboxes, but didn't want to buy another bag or two of the planting medium on-line and then have it sitting around for a year if I could locally find a suitable medium for replacement of the relatively small amount I needed.  Next year, I'll consider use of the Pro-Mix you recommend, or just get a bag of medium from Earthbox If I need to add growing medium.  Thanks.
Questions and Answers / Re: Any suggestions for a automatic water?
« Last post by gardendoc on April 16, 2021, 02:09:19 pm »
I use drippers on all the EarthBoxes. They overflow but I try to time application time according to the seasonal water needs.

Here's just a portion of the Urban Nano Farm
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