Earthbox Veggies 2010

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Hi All,

  Time for outside growing.  Earthbox veggies 2010.  Cherokee Purple (2), Cherokee Purple and Marianna's Peace,  Marianna's Peace and Tomatoberry.  Ignore the weeds in the background!

Early Wonder in a Rubbermaid SWC-

 

 

Baby cucs and peppers

 

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Ooh, your ichiban plants are

Ooh, your ichiban plants are pretty! Love the purple veining.

And love the frog. My daughter was just complaining last night that we get no frogs on the top of this ridge. Our old place had a creek maybe 40' away from her bedroom, and we loved the songs of the toads and peeper frogs. The toads came into my garden, too. I'm not sure I've actually seen a peeper frog. Sound pretty, tho.

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Eggplant.  Ichiban.  Need to

Eggplant.  Ichiban.  Need to take a recent pix.  Plant is loaded with eggplants.

 

 

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P.S. I wonder how cabbages

P.S. I wonder how cabbages would do in the EB/GB? Mustard greens seem happy enough.

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Hi, Beth, You're probably

Hi, Beth,

You're probably right, re the EB/growbox nutes. Not that we know they're identical, but symptoms sure seem similar, including the 10' tomatoes.

Did your cukes produce at all before they went bad? My growbox cukes have definitely dwindled, but they might stage a comeback now that the heat is off. They were sure never as dark healthy green as the Japanese cukes in the garden - though they're not producing heavily, they're gathering steam.

Yes, AG is the only source for lettuce in summer. Though my romaines have been short-lived even indoors - I don't keep the A/C very low. The romaines grew great in the growbox - in spring. Haven't quite worked out a good fall system yet. May have to half-grow them indoors to plant out in early September.

Peppers and pup look healthy! Are the earmuffs to train the ears to stand upright?

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Hi Gisette,   I'm thinking

Hi Gisette,

  I'm thinking that the EB nutes are a little heavy on Nitrogen.  Not that I mind 10 foot tomatoes, but 5 foot peppers are a bit much.  The EB cucs are history now - not producing and I didn't water so they fell over again this year.  I'm not sure what I'm going to replant this EB with.  It isn't hooked up to the H2O system so it may wait until Sept.  I'd really like to try lettuce.  I got zero lettuce from the outside garden.  Not sure what ate the lettuce seedlings.  I am going to start lettuce in the AG tomorrow.  I can at least guarantee lettuce from the AG!  And Basil in the AG does much better than outside, too.  The heat didn't help...  Here's pix of the EB peps and a bonus pix of the pup (who is a real sweetie!  Even tho I hate getting up at 5:30 AM for a pee run, she is always wagging her tail and so happy to see us)

 

Puppy.  I've tortured every dog I've had with the pink elephant that walks and trumpets.  It is no longer pink but faded to white....

 

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Your tomato supports look

Your tomato supports look great! Did they cost a lot?

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Wow, the earthbox cukes do

Wow, the earthbox cukes do look a bit beat up, don't they. Are they producing well? My growbox cukes have been looking more beat-up too, but a slightly different pattern. Bottom leaves going full yellow, upper leaves with yellow rims, and productivity falling off. But - their productivity was rather extreme for a couple weeks, so I shan't hold that against them. I did plant backup plants, though, to replace them in a few weeks if their decline continues.

My in-ground cukes get some yellow leaves at the bottom - lack of light, leaf mold - but aren't light colored or yellow-rimmed.

The similarity to the AG cukes may be no accident. The growbox nutes seem to be an awesome steroid mix for making tomato plants huge (though sometimes too much for tomatoes), and spinach and chard are also nuts for the mix. Maybe a bit too sweet for cukes?

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EB Tom pix:   Edit:  Bad pix

EB Tom pix:

 

Edit:  Bad pix - I'll update later-

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Some updated pix: Cucs 6/15

Some updated pix:

Cucs 6/15 and 7/7 - what a difference 3 weeks makes!  No problem, main garden cucs are producing.  The leaves look alot like what happens to the cuc ag leaves.  Hmm, comments?

 

 

 

 

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Hi, Beth, You have the most

Hi, Beth,

You have the most enterprising varmints, don't you? Sorry to hear about the blueberries. No, weeding at 100 degrees is definitely not worth it. The Cherokee Purple is your first tomato starting to ripen? I wouldn't have expected that! That's a big fruit, isn't it?

The heat broke here today, too. Was so nice sleeping last night with temps around 60F! By noon, it was barely up to 70. Hope the curcurbits feel better and set more fruit during the cool spell.

I tried some of my peppers green yesterday. Yeah. Well, I hope their flavor is better red & orange. The lipstick pepper wasn't too bad green, though more bell peppery in flavor and texture than a carmen. The green mohawk and mini stuffing peppers - took one bite and tossed. Not good.

I'd love to see your pictures!

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