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Old May 31, 2006   #56
MsCowpea
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Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: S. FLorida / Zone 10
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DaveNH- Echoing tim's wow--amazing plants. Earthboxes sure are great as are the knockoff storage box ones. You said you followied EB directions-did you just use a 6-6-6 or 10-10-10 or ?

Love your page too. I like your plastic egg crate sheet idea alot. Instead of tying on pipes though I find it easier to just cut the soil wicking piece of drainage pipe a little taller so that it sticks out above the shelf and then once again support underneath with slightly shorter pieces of drainage pipes.

Nowadays I am using net pots (found in hydroponic gardening) for the wicking piece and eliminate all the tying with those too. You simply cut the opening a little smaller so that the rim rests on top of the shelf. It looks very neat and tidy. Then you just use 2 pieces of drainage pipes underneath to support but no need to tie on.

At the end of the season roots are easily cleaned off and I soak the pieces in a bit of beach water but it isnt one big unit.


Tylenol, nice plant coming along. Looks like you will get lots of tomatoes.
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