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Questions and Answers / Re: Adding Fertilizer during growing season
« Last post by gardendoc on June 11, 2018, 03:34:58 pm »
1 tsp calcium nitrate every 7 to 10 days will provide that needed nutrient boost. This has been affectionately called "The Snack"
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Questions and Answers / Re: Have extra EB...what to plant?
« Last post by gardendoc on June 11, 2018, 03:33:42 pm »
Put some bedding plants and add some color to your balcony
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Questions and Answers / Adding Fertilizer during growing season
« Last post by dgwbusiness on June 11, 2018, 03:32:33 pm »
This is my first year using EarthBox.  So far I am very happy with the results!!  I used the fertilizer strip when setting up my boxes 2 months ago.  I've noticed that my peppers are looking a little yellow in the leaves like they need some iron or fertilizer.  I am wondering if people have a proven fertilizer boost they add on a regular basis for their veggies.   Thanks for the information.

Dave
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Tips and Tricks / Re: Insecticide/Fungicide concoction help.
« Last post by gardendoc on June 11, 2018, 03:31:56 pm »
Aline, thanks for being on the ball with this.
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Questions and Answers / Re: Input hole clogged
« Last post by linear249 on June 11, 2018, 02:07:57 pm »
I think beau is right.  You might be able to raise the tube a little while you're trying to break up the clog.  In the meantime you can water at the base of the plants until you break up the clog.

Aline
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Questions and Answers / Re: Input hole clogged
« Last post by Beau in Austin on June 11, 2018, 01:17:33 pm »
Can you break the clog with a long screwdriver or coat hanger? If you can break it up some/most might flush out of the drain hole next time you water

I've read here that the recommended calcium nitrate 'snack' is just a teaspoon down the tube every 7 - 10 days
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Questions and Answers / Input hole clogged
« Last post by llatwood on June 10, 2018, 02:22:06 pm »
Hi everyone! So, I did something stupid. My tomato leaves looked like they might have a deficiency that dolomite would help. So I poured some powder (the crushed kind that's several dollars for a heavy bag, not the pellets) down the hole. Now I'm thinking it turned to a layer of cement or something, because when I pour water in the hole, it doesn't drain down, and there's no water coming out the overflow hole. Some remnants of a mosquito dunk also flow up. I've tried poking around with a long stick, but that doesn't help. My next thought would be to add something acidic to react with and dissolve the dolomite, but that could really mess up the plants. The box has two tomatoes (about 4 feet tall each) plus a little basil plant and marigold in the middle, so I don't want to unpack and redo the whole thing if I can help it. Any advice?
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Tips and Tricks / Re: Insecticide/Fungicide concoction help.
« Last post by Stickymatch on June 09, 2018, 07:14:30 pm »
Per gardendoc
Per gallon:
1 tbs permetheran 10%
1/4 cup (4 tbs) spinosad
3 tbs daconil
2 tbs (1 oz) spreader sticker

I made this into a document, framed it and hung it where we keep the sprayer and the chemicals.

Aline

Awesome, thanks Aline
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Tips and Tricks / Re: Insecticide/Fungicide concoction help.
« Last post by linear249 on June 09, 2018, 12:16:49 pm »
Per gardendoc
Per gallon:
1 tbs permetheran 10%
1/4 cup (4 tbs) spinosad
3 tbs daconil
2 tbs (1 oz) spreader sticker

I made this into a document, framed it and hung it where we keep the sprayer and the chemicals.

Aline
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Tips and Tricks / Insecticide/Fungicide concoction help.
« Last post by Stickymatch on June 09, 2018, 08:23:41 am »
A few years ago, there was a great discussion about an insecticide/fungicide concoction for tomatoes and other veg plants.  It consisted of Daconil; Ferti-lome borer, bagworm, caterpillar spray; Vegetable plus, and spreader sticker.

Does anyone happen to have the ratio for each in the solution.  I need to refill my pump sprayer and I've lost my notes somewhere.  Any help is appreciated.
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