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Specialty Gardening: Earthbox question - re: Replant Kit

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Indialantic, FL

February 26, 2014
7:13 AM

Post #9777087

This is my first year trying EBs - (had a terrible 2013 year for tomatoes (bugs). , I purchased 3 EBs, 4 Self Watering Troughs from Garden Supply (not for tomatoes).

When I put together the first EB, I was amazed at the amount of Fertilizer/Dolomite used.

I got an email yesterday from EB: buy 2 Replant Kits - get one free - 2 or more are $10 each - so $60 for 6 - less $20 = 40 + $10 for shipping - so 6 for $50.

I know I don't spend anywhere near $8.33 for fertilizer for 2 tomato plants in a regular container.

Are these Replant kits necessary? What else does everyone use?

Any advise would be appreciated.

Pembroke Pines, FL
(Zone 10a)

March 4, 2014
12:23 PM

Post #9781794

Hi Barb
I grew in Ebs for many years and always had great success. I would buy from Lowes and use 10-10-10 fertilizer and dolomite lime which you can only buy now at Home Depot in five lb . bags. Always use bags that say "Container Mix" which is a light fluffy soil and will not compact.

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