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Re: GardenDoc Tips
« Reply #60 on: June 05, 2017, 11:21:15 am »
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Kelp4less sells Calcium Nitrate granules in two forms, Calcium Nitrate Calcinit, and Calcium Nitrate fertilizer. Which one do we use, or is there any difference?

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Re: GardenDoc Tips
« Reply #61 on: June 05, 2017, 11:22:10 am »
Disclaimer: This post was originally posted by Hero Member, gardendoc. This user is located in Ocean Springs, MS Zone 9a. This was originally posted on June 17, 2013.

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Kelp4less sells Calcium Nitrate granules in two forms, Calcium Nitrate Calcinit, and Calcium Nitrate fertilizer. Which one do we use, or is there any difference?

We use plain old calcium nitrate.

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Re: GardenDoc Tips
« Reply #62 on: June 05, 2017, 11:23:59 am »
Disclaimer: This post was originally posted by Hero Member, mjb8743. This user is located in Zone 7, South NJ, Garden State. This was originally posted on June 17, 2013.

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Kelp4less sells Calcium Nitrate granules in two forms, Calcium Nitrate Calcinit, and Calcium Nitrate fertilizer. Which one do we use, or is there any difference?

I use the Calcium nitrate (calcinit). I didnt find anything at kelp4less listed as calcium nitrate fertilizer. I would be concerned about other added elements as a fertilizer. The calcinit is just what it is: calcium nitrate.

http://www.kelp4less.com/shop/calcium-nitrate-calcinit/

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Re: GardenDoc Tips
« Reply #63 on: June 05, 2017, 11:26:19 am »
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Just wanted to let you know I LOVE your videos doc.

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Re: GardenDoc Tips
« Reply #64 on: June 05, 2017, 11:28:09 am »
Disclaimer: This post was originally posted by Jr. Member, FudgeyGirl. This user is located in Houston, Texas, Zone 9. This was originally posted on June 22, 2013.

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Kelp4less sells Calcium Nitrate granules in two forms, Calcium Nitrate Calcinit, and Calcium Nitrate fertilizer. Which one do we use, or is there any difference?

I wondered the same thing when I visited the kelp4less website.  There are two descriptions for the same item..."Calcium Nitrate (calcinit), granular fertilizer solution grade....calcium nitrate is a fully water soluble nitrogen and calcium fertilizer granular material..."

Just search using calcinit.  FYI, I ordered a 4lbs. yesterday evening and they have already sent it out todays mail with USPS.  Thats fast service.  Its also in sale!
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Re: GardenDoc Tips
« Reply #65 on: June 05, 2017, 11:30:17 am »
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Any thoughts on their pulverized dolomite?

http://www.kelp4less.com/shop/dolomite/

The list is for the % is the MgO/MgCO3 and CaO/CaCO3 not just Mg and Ca so Im not sure how to compare the 1/2 ratio.

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Re: GardenDoc Tips
« Reply #66 on: June 05, 2017, 11:34:34 am »
Disclaimer: This post was originally posted by Hero Member, gardendoc. This user is located in Ocean Springs, MS Zone 9a. This was originally posted on June 22, 2013.

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Any thoughts on their pulverized dolomite?

http://www.kelp4less.com/shop/dolomite/

The list is for the % is the MgO/MgCO3 and CaO/CaCO3 not just Mg and Ca so Im not sure how to compare the 1/2 ratio.

Pulverized is fine I prefer to work with the pelletized product. I don't pay attention to the absolute Mg/Ca ratios.

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Re: GardenDoc Tips
« Reply #67 on: June 05, 2017, 11:35:40 am »
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I was wondering what the plastic is you are using to cover the boxes.  I saw the video where you said to use plastic and just tuck it in but I am not sure what type of plastic that is or where to get it.

Do your boxes not get too hot using the black tops?   I am about 60 miles north of you and know it is in the 90s almost every day now this time of year.

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Re: GardenDoc Tips
« Reply #68 on: June 05, 2017, 11:37:31 am »
Disclaimer: This post was originally posted by Hero Member, mjb8743. This user is located in Zone 7, South NJ, Garden State. This was originally posted on June 22, 2013.

Disclaimer: This post was originally posted by Hero Member, Psyche. This user is located in Zone 7a, Maryland. This was originally posted on June 22, 2013.

Any thoughts on their pulverized dolomite?

http://www.kelp4less.com/shop/dolomite/

The list is for the % is the MgO/MgCO3 and CaO/CaCO3 not just Mg and Ca so Im not sure how to compare the 1/2 ratio.

At $64.95 for 35lbs, I wouldn't worry about the ratios. I prefer to go to Lowes and buy dolomitic lime for 40lbs/under $5.

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Re: GardenDoc Tips
« Reply #69 on: June 05, 2017, 11:39:01 am »
Disclaimer: This post was originally posted by Hero Member, gardendoc. This user is located in Ocean Springs, MS Zone 9a. This was originally posted on June 23, 2013.

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I was wondering what the plastic is you are using to cover the boxes.  I saw the video where you said to use plastic and just tuck it in but I am not sure what type of plastic that is or where to get it.

Do your boxes not get too hot using the black tops?   I am about 60 miles north of you and know it is in the 90s almost every day now this time of year.

The plastic comes from Lowes and is 3mil, I think. I'm not concerned about the cover color and EB temp. For one thing, most of the time the canopy of the vegetables is covering the EB top.

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Re: GardenDoc Tips
« Reply #70 on: June 05, 2017, 11:40:09 am »
Disclaimer: This post was originally posted by Hero Member, gardendoc. This user is located in Ocean Springs, MS Zone 9a. This was originally posted on June 23, 2013.

There's been a bit of discussion on using the "snack" lately, so for the next installment of video tips I'm addressing how I use and apply calcium nitrate.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GECABB5pJgg&feature=youtu.be

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Re: GardenDoc Tips
« Reply #71 on: June 05, 2017, 11:41:47 am »
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Gardendoc,

Thank you again for your videos.  You are using 1gal/hr emmitters and hooked up to your irrigation system.  How much time do you run it for and how do you handle the time difference that each box may require more water than the other.

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Re: GardenDoc Tips
« Reply #72 on: June 05, 2017, 11:42:43 am »
Disclaimer: This post was originally posted by Jr. Member, BDumler2. This user is located in Meridian, ID Zone 6 or 7. This was originally posted on June 25, 2013.

Do you snack your squash plants and pepper plants or just the tomato?

Thanks again.

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Re: GardenDoc Tips
« Reply #73 on: June 05, 2017, 11:43:41 am »
Disclaimer: This post was originally posted by Hero Member, gardendoc. This user is located in Ocean Springs, MS Zone 9a. This was originally posted on June 25, 2013.

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Do you snack your squash plants and pepper plants or just the tomato?

Thanks again.

Snack everything

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Re: GardenDoc Tips
« Reply #74 on: June 05, 2017, 11:44:37 am »
Disclaimer: This post was originally posted by Hero Member, gardendoc. This user is located in Ocean Springs, MS Zone 9a. This was originally posted on June 25, 2013.

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Gardendoc,

Thank you again for your videos.  You are using 1gal/hr emmitters and hooked up to your irrigation system.  How much time do you run it for and how do you handle the time difference that each box may require more water than the other.

I don't necessarily worry about individual EB water consumption, I look at water delivery per zone.

My tomatoes, peppers, and eggplants are on the same zone, a total of 64 EBs. I base the zone needs on the tomato (highest water usage) and run the irrigation system a total of 90 min/day or 1.5 gallons per EB. Last year I run the system 120 min but am able to reduce run time with the tucked cover capturing rain water