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Re: GardenDoc Tips
« Reply #75 on: June 05, 2017, 11:46:57 am »
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45 EBs worth of tomatoes, peppers and squash!!! How many EBs do you have total?

Do you snack the EBs from the time they are seedlings or do you wait a little while for them to get bigger?

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« Reply #76 on: June 05, 2017, 11:47:57 am »
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111 EBs for now. After the transplants have been put in the snack starts

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« Reply #77 on: June 05, 2017, 11:48:51 am »
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We are at the end of our spring tomato season and wanted to share what the mainly determinate heirloom plants look like in our hot and humid deep south. With all the discussion on how to treat leaf disease problems, let me say that I've gotten away from spraying as much fungicide as I used to, this season only twice. You want tomatoes not beautiful plants. Our 33 tomato EBs produced almost 400lbs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3Wb4gq2Jvk&feature=youtu.be

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Re: GardenDoc Tips
« Reply #78 on: June 05, 2017, 11:50:10 am »
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Gardendoc,

Thank you for sharing your garden and your wisdom with us all.  What you said about wanting tomatoes not beautiful plants put it all in perspective for me.  I went outside and took a look at my few tomato plants and realized its not all that bad! 

So look forward to your next video!

Thank you for all you do!

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Re: GardenDoc Tips
« Reply #79 on: June 05, 2017, 11:56:03 am »
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Gardendoc,
Wow...a picture is worth so much more than words ! 
I have been struggling, worrying that my leaf issues from the moisture/rain were dooming my harvest....very depressing after all this work...

Your video puts it in perspective for me..

Most post pictures of beautiful plants...it is not always the reality we deal with.

I am going to ease up on the spray and worry after watching that helpful video!
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Re: GardenDoc Tips
« Reply #80 on: June 05, 2017, 11:58:42 am »
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I just want to say thanks for the interest that this topic generated.

In a little over three months there have been more than 5000 views. I had no idea this was going to happen.

I will keep doing these short videos and sharing time saving tips, and new tools to make your EB gardening easier and more enjoyable.

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Re: GardenDoc Tips
« Reply #81 on: June 05, 2017, 12:01:00 pm »
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Yes, thank you Garden Doc!  Everybody longs for the perfect tomato plant.  You know the one with full green leaves and ripe fruit peeking out from the lush canopy. HA!  Reality where I live is trying to get ripe fruit before the heat, disease and or mites decimate the plants! Just great that you made this video! 

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Re: GardenDoc Tips
« Reply #82 on: June 06, 2017, 08:15:28 am »
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In your set-up video you use a putty knife to tuck in the edges of a plastic covering when not using the elasticized mulch covers (aka "shower caps"). I've found putty knives very helpful for setting up also.  An inexpensive, narrow  plastic one is great for preparing the fertilizer trench and for digging out synthetic fert at the end of the season.  A broader one is great for making the "bread loaf" shaped mound and results in spilling less potting mix when I put on the EB mulch cover.

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Re: GardenDoc Tips
« Reply #83 on: June 06, 2017, 08:18:24 am »
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Wow.  Heres to a quick recovery for you.

As for topics, trellising comes up a lot, but there are so many variations, I dont know how a video could be done on that--except for a specific single style.

Differences in organic vs chemical fertilizer in an EarthBox ?

Different locations for the strip?

Techniques for the holes?

Direct seeding?

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Re: GardenDoc Tips
« Reply #84 on: June 06, 2017, 08:21:34 am »
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I've had a couple of questions on layout and my bench design, as soon as I'm mobile Ill do this one.

I don't prune my tomatoes, sometimes the bottom leaves for air flow if I have the time.

I get my Cal nitrate from local feed and seed stores, nice to live in rural community

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Re: GardenDoc Tips
« Reply #85 on: August 01, 2017, 09:51:33 am »
I'm really appreciative that the forum is back up and running. I will continue to add tips and other ideas to help make growing in your EarthBoxes enjoyable and delicious.
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Re: GardenDoc Tips
« Reply #86 on: January 21, 2018, 01:06:50 pm »
Finally shot a new video looking at cover options

https://youtu.be/5PMuXkW3JXY
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Re: GardenDoc Tips
« Reply #87 on: February 20, 2018, 10:41:35 am »
Here's my latest video tip on how I grow and transplant seedlings into my EarthBoxes. If you're interested on how I cut the perfect holes in the covers PM me.

https://youtu.be/ATzgxwurLYc
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Re: GardenDoc Tips
« Reply #88 on: May 14, 2018, 03:36:38 pm »
I harvested onions this weekend, https://youtu.be/y_7Yz_qFovU
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