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Questions and Answers / Re: The quest to add more flavor
« Last post by Beau in Austin on July 11, 2018, 09:23:22 pm »
I should find a plastic rolling pin that can be filled with water (only fill it with compost after the next step), drill some holes in it, and try this experiment next year.
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Questions and Answers / The quest to add more flavor
« Last post by Beau in Austin on July 11, 2018, 09:14:20 pm »
I've read about cutting back on watering before harvest to intensify the flavor of tomatoes and watermelons. We can use EB sanctioned potting mixes that have a little bit of bat guano and worm castings and other stuff that's more than just a wicking growing medium. We can add snacks.

What else? I had a thought, want to run it by you. Do you think a tube (a capsule), the size of a cardboard toilet paper roll, made of food grade plastic and permeated with hundreds of tiny holes, could be filled with compost, buried in the EB, and serve the purpose of getting actual compost to the plants without mucking up the wicking? Maybe two or three of these tubes, or one the size of a paper towel core?

I wonder if a modified EB could be introduced that would add the ability to introduce compost from a door in the side that leads to a pocket not unlike the wicking corners...?
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Questions and Answers / Re: Enzymes and/or bacteria?
« Last post by KC612 on July 11, 2018, 05:37:03 pm »
Maybe unnecessary...

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Questions and Answers / Re: Enzymes and/or bacteria?
« Last post by KC612 on July 11, 2018, 10:18:33 am »
Thought maybe the enzymes would help break down any unhealthy roots and the bacteria in the res can help keep any unhealthy bacteria at bay???
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Questions and Answers / Re: Enzymes and/or bacteria?
« Last post by gardendoc on July 10, 2018, 09:06:42 pm »
Why?  Through the years I don't remember anyone using anything like this. The wellness package EB offered a couple years ago may have been close. I trialed one and didn't see any differences or advantages.
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Questions and Answers / Enzymes and/or bacteria?
« Last post by KC612 on July 10, 2018, 05:51:11 pm »
Forgive me if this has already been covered, but does anyone use enzyme products or beneficial bacteria such as Hydroguard in their reservoirs?
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Questions and Answers / Re: What to do about mosquitos??
« Last post by Beau in Austin on July 03, 2018, 12:45:37 pm »
I've read here on the forum about people putting a little piece of a BT 'dunk' down the filling tube, and using a fine mesh screen to cover the drain hole and filling tube. There's also videos on Youtube with people talking about how they're dealing with them.

Here it's so hot that the boxes need to be refilled twice a day and I think that washes most of the eggs out. I also hang a mosquito trap that attracts them with CO2 from yeast then, sadly, kills them with salt water. (It's from Spartan Mosquito out of Mississippi)
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Questions and Answers / What to do about mosquitos??
« Last post by bugmom92 on July 02, 2018, 04:19:18 pm »
Mosquitos. I'm pretty sure they're growing in my water tanks. They are a big problem in my area. Can I put anything in the tanks to prevent them? Thanks!
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Questions and Answers / Re: Blossom Drop
« Last post by gardendoc on June 25, 2018, 08:57:12 am »
No, the plant will abort flowers as needed
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Questions and Answers / Re: Blossom Drop
« Last post by PatrickHubbard on June 24, 2018, 01:26:06 pm »
Iím having the same problem.  Would you then recommend I cut some of the blossoms off?
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