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Re: GardenDoc Tips
« Reply #45 on: June 05, 2017, 10:52:32 am »
Disclaimer: This post was originally posted by Hero Member, baileyj. This user is located in Zone 7A--- Annapolis, Maryland. This was originally posted on May 11, 2013.

Gardendoc,
Thanks for the video.  I have used the Ultimato in the past with miserable results but now realize my error after watching the video.

The cross pieces need to be attached so they will remain attached as the pressure from the growing plant pushes outward. 
I think I was not paying attention to putting those cross bars on correctly....some popped off. 
I am thinking the ones that popped off were put on from the outside so when the plant pushes out----POP...sounds basic but I think I missed it.

I am planning to dig out all the pieces and start using them again this year for peppers.
 
Maybe also for zucchini which I also try to keep from dragging on the ground.  I did find by putting my fert. strip across the short side and placing the zucchini plants more in the middle of the box they did not lean so much onto the ground....but still could use some support as the plants get so huge.....
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Re: GardenDoc Tips
« Reply #46 on: June 05, 2017, 10:55:12 am »
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Maybe also for zucchini which I also try to keep from dragging on the ground.  I did find by putting my fert. strip across the short side and placing the zucchini plants more in the middle of the box they did not lean so much onto the ground....but still could use some support as the plants get so huge.....
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I do 2 zucchini/squash like that... way more stable. However, I found that they do exert a lot of leaning pressure when they get big. I tried just staking each plant... bad idea. Next, I tried the 4 stakes in the corners of the box with twine rungs wrapped around... didn't hold up to the weight of mature plants.

Finally, what did work very well was the pea fence. It fit as a rectangle, with the legs straddling the box along the long sides. If I needed to stick some legs into the box in places, it was ok. I was prepared to tie the cage to the box around each end, but it never became necessary. As the plants grew, I slipped the leaves through the fence and let the stems rest on the rungs. That helped balance and stabilize the plants. Ventilation was better too.

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Re: GardenDoc Tips
« Reply #47 on: June 05, 2017, 10:55:49 am »
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Great idea Mickie,

I have only used the pea fences for tomatos but have a few that are single that I could use.

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Re: GardenDoc Tips
« Reply #48 on: June 05, 2017, 10:56:42 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 May 11, 2013.

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Great idea Mickie,

I have only used the pea fences for tomatos but have a few that are single that I could use.

Judi

I find using the pea fences expanding to most of my garden. My green beans were always a tangled mess when I tried to harvest them. Tada!! Pea fences to the rescue! This year I will use them on my corn, broccoli, peppers and eggplants as well.

I wait for the sales coupled with the $25-50-100 coupon promotions. I think Im up to 32 fences now...  

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Re: GardenDoc Tips
« Reply #49 on: June 05, 2017, 10:58:36 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 May 30, 2013.

Its the spring season and the forum has been getting a lot of questions from home gardeners about the initial setup of their first Earthbox(es). How much mix to use, type of mix, fertilizer, etc. 

Heres a video our production team shot a couple of years ago about the intitial setup of sub-irrigated containers using an Earthbox as the example. Note this pre development of some of my custom EB tools and improved setup strategies.

http://msucares.com/gardenvideos/videos/spring/selfirrcont.html




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Re: GardenDoc Tips
« Reply #50 on: June 05, 2017, 11:00:29 am »
Disclaimer: This post was originally posted by Hero Member, tag. This user is located in Fleming Island, FL, Zone 8. This was originally posted on May 30, 2013,

Nice video GD. With that shirt your almost as good looking as me and you should be living in Florida.

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Re: GardenDoc Tips
« Reply #51 on: June 05, 2017, 11:01:27 am »
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tag, the MS Gulf Coast is pretty close

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Re: GardenDoc Tips
« Reply #52 on: June 05, 2017, 11:03:35 am »
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Disclaimer: This post was originally posted by Hero Member, tag. This user is located in Fleming Island, FL, Zone 8. This was originally posted on May 30, 2013,

...and you should be living in Florida.

Well give him an associate membership.

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Re: GardenDoc Tips
« Reply #53 on: June 05, 2017, 11:05:44 am »
Disclaimer: This post was originally posted by Full Member, Emnation. This user is located in Zone 7, Springfield, Virginia / DC metro area. This was originally posted on May 30, 2013.

Thanks for sharing your videos and tips, Gardendoc! I used a bulb digger to create holes for my plants -- great idea.  I also installed two Ultomato sets in my pepper box following your guidance.

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Re: GardenDoc Tips
« Reply #54 on: June 05, 2017, 11:06:52 am »
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Here's the latest video we shot this morning at the UNF. This demonstrates a quick and easy way to transition between crops within the same season. We grew a crop of mustard spinach and harvested last week. With 3 more months of hot weather we want to keep these EBs in production without a complete renovation of the EBs.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wMemiA4_lm8&feature=youtu.be

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Re: GardenDoc Tips
« Reply #55 on: June 05, 2017, 11:09:44 am »
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I like that idea, very cool. But you're not refreshing the fertilizer strip. So, does that mean that the follow-up crop needs to be a light feeder?

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Re: GardenDoc Tips
« Reply #56 on: June 05, 2017, 11:10:27 am »
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I find when growing leafy crops the strip does not have to be refreshed mid season. When I transition tomatoes, peppers and eggplant I will refresh the strip

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Re: GardenDoc Tips
« Reply #57 on: June 05, 2017, 11:12:23 am »
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Awesome video! Thanks for sharing and keep them coming!!!

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Re: GardenDoc Tips
« Reply #58 on: June 05, 2017, 11:14:01 am »
Disclaimer: This post was originally posted by Global Moderator Hero Member, movrshakr. This user is located in Zone 10a- near Cape Canaveral. This was originally posted on June 16, 2013.

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 16, 2013.

Here's the latest video we shot this morning at the UNF. This demonstrates a quick and easy way to transition between crops within the same season. We grew a crop of mustard spinach and harvested last week. With 3 more months of hot weather we want to keep these EBs in production without a complete renovation of the EBs.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wMemiA4_lm8&feature=youtu.be

Love these videos. Keep them coming. Direct. How to. To the point. Really nice.

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Re: GardenDoc Tips
« Reply #59 on: June 05, 2017, 11:16:47 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 16, 2013.

Is it possible that you can show us your whole garden. I am interested in what you have your boxes sitting on. I am looking for a way to raise my boxes higher. Love your videos. Thanking you in advance.