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Questions and Answers / Re: Sweet Peppers Wilting, Help!
« Last post by Beau in Austin on July 19, 2018, 11:17:30 pm »
https://maxpull-tlu7l6lqiu.stackpathdns.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/pepper-wilt-400x533.jpg

That's an image I Googled. I think this forum software works with links to images that are externally hosted rather than uploaded here.
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Questions and Answers / Re: Sweet Peppers Wilting, Help!
« Last post by vikhawk on July 19, 2018, 01:42:42 pm »
Same question here.  I can't add a photo - keep getting an error message!
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Questions and Answers / My tomatoes died
« Last post by vikhawk on July 19, 2018, 08:23:23 am »
Three weeks ago, my tomato plants were fantastic.  They were tall and had lots of tomatoes on the vines.  However, I went out on one morning and I found one stem that was damaged.  I thought it might have been damaged by wind or rain so I cut it off.  I went out the next day and there were several more stems with the same damage.  I cut these off also.  I was away for two days and when I came back on Wednesday every the plant was dead.  The stems were not cut all the way through.  It looked like someone took a sharp knife and cut into the stem. 

I have no idea what caused it.  I have been growing tomatoes for years and I have never seen damage like that.  Does anyone have any idea what caused it and, what I can do to prevent it in the future?  I tried to attach a picture but it wouldn't go through.
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Questions and Answers / Re: Sweet Peppers Wilting, Help!
« Last post by Beau in Austin on July 14, 2018, 01:16:07 am »
First year EB'er here too, so take this with a grain of organic fertilizer .. my sweet peppers started doing better when I started top watering them a bit in the afternoon/early evening, along with filling the reservoir.
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Questions and Answers / Sweet Peppers Wilting, Help!
« Last post by Bluemarkt on July 13, 2018, 02:47:39 pm »
This is my second attempt to post this, did not see the Verification issue below.

This is my first season for EarthBoxes (EBs) with the Automatic Watering System (AWS).  I live in the North Denver, CO area. It has been a hot and dry summer.  I have installed 12 EBs with respective AWS systems on a gravel pad.  The water is hooked and running about 18 hours a day.  I have planted multiple tomato plants, multiple summer squash plants, multiple pepper (both sweet and hot pepper) plants, some basil and some beets.  The beets will be swapped out for Coe plants in about 4-6 weeks. 

The problem I have is with the sweet pepper plants.  I have attached a photo of the wilting that is going on (photo not attached, it keeps crashing every time I try it with photo).They look like they are going to die.  Are they getting too much water?  I used the EB growing media along with the fertilizer and dolomite.  The media is damp, the AWS is delivering water.  Not sure what to do.  The hot peppers and all the other plants are doing fine.  Help!

Can anybody tell me how to add a jpg?  Every time I try to attach it comes ups with an error 509.

Mark
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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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