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book cover Hey, congratulate me! My book is now an "Amazon Best Seller", having reached the top 100 in several categories!


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Oh, thank you,
Oh, thank you, plantman532000, and welcome! And thank you for the feedback on the Aerogarden-focus sequel idea.

I'd be grateful for more reviews on Amazon, if you're willing. I sure never buy a book without checking the Amazon reviews. And everyone has a different perspective to share.

20+ Aerogardens!? Wow! I'd love to see your flowers!

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How about growing veggies in
How about growing veggies in AeroGardens? That would be a great topic, esp since I have about 20+ aero gardens of various types. I mostly grow flowers, but would love more detailed info for different veggies! Thanks
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Just got your book on my
Just got your book on my kindle and love it...CONGRADULATIONS!
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Thanks, Ginger. You're
Thanks, Ginger. You're probably right. No more leaves have fallen off now that the windows are closed. They are doing great after the rinse and refill. I had to raise the lights today. Yeah!

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Hi, Katherine - from what
Hi, Katherine - from what you've said, I'm guessing the breeze from open windows may have been too strong for plants never exposed to wind before, and blew some leaves off. No biggie. The rest sounds fine.

No seedlings want strong nutes. But I haven't agreed so much with what I've read on Corinne's forums about peppers liking weak nutes when they're older. In my experience they can take much stronger nutes than tomatoes - up to EC 2.8, whereas tomatoes get cranky at 2.2, and eggplant get leaf lesions above 1.8. Though, there's no point to feeding peppers strong nutes, except to strengthen the flavor when they're ripening. I can't prove it, but it seems that overfed peppers also lead to overfed aphids and lots of them.

If using AG nutes, best to follow AG instructions on rinse & refill. The AG nutes have more pH buffers in them than my General Hydroponics Flora nutes. With heavy-feeding tomatoes and peppers, my GH nute solution pH gets very off if I don't dump every week.

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They are a little over 50
They are a little over 50 days and have a gazillion little buds on them. I have been remise in my rinse and refill. I saw the discussion on Corinne's forum about not feeding new peppers too high a nutrient level, so I backed down to 6 ml of the AG nutes till now. When I refilled, I used 8 ml and the water had been sitting at room temperature for at least 24 hours. The instructions from AG are to rinse and refill every other feeding. Should I be doing it more often? I do the toms the same way. Also, last week we had snow and yesterday, it got up to 70 degrees and was warm in the computer room, so we opened windows. The draft may have been a little much on them although they aren't near a window.

Edit: I use the syphon from AG for the rinse and refills.

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Thanks for the suggestions,
Thanks for the suggestions, Katherine!

How old are these bell peppers? I rinse and refill every week, but a one-week bell pepper hasn't even germinated yet, let alone have spare leaves to drop. So I'm guessing their nutrient soup has been brewing for quite some time. Offhand I'd say no, it's not normal for a pepper to drop leaves. But if you physically dumped the reservoir, I'd imagine some more weakly-attached and shaded leaves might come loose. (I siphon out the reservoirs with a bit of air hose, rather than pouring with big plants on board.) They also might object if new tap water was winter-cold.

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How about more indepth info
How about more indepth info about nutrients? I see people mentioning adding flora nutes, for example. Would that be for correcting a problem or for a better yield? I have only used the AG tablets and liquid nutes. My AG bell peppers started dropping some of the smaller leaves after I did it's first rinse and refill yesterday and I am wondering if that is normal. Maybe info like that regarding aerogardens. The AG site is woefully lacking in that type of info and you know what a rabid group we are, lol. We know where to get help from the forums, but a lot of casual (if there is actually such a thing) AG users might not. Plus, if they are not internet savy, they may have no clue where to find the info they seek, nor have the time to look for it. Thanks, I feel better about my tomatoes. I thought I had done something wrong. But, they are still producing lovely toms.

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Thanks, Katherine. Any
Thanks, Katherine. Any subjects you'd want to see in a sequel? Doesn't have to be a new subject. Actually, I could even deconstruct the existing book for shorts... Spotlight on growing greens, or growlights, or something.

I'm glad the tomatoes are bearing well! I've never had a productive and pretty tomato plant. Once they start bearing fruit, their beauty pageant days are over...

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Ginger, I think that's a
Ginger, I think that's a great idea. A lot of readers have very specific areas of interest. You might want to review your reviews (sounds weird, I know) and see if any other areas are mentioned that you haven't covered. I like the way your book is laid out and it makes it easy to find what I am looking for. Is you decide to do smaller books with a focus on one particular area, you can publish the individual books and then bundle several together.

I got your email and the lightscreen is doing fine. I think I messed up on my pruning, so it's not as pretty as I would like, but still bearing toms. I got covered up finishing my last book in December and then Christmas happened, so trying to get back in the swing of things. I now have time to concentrate more on my gardens. Gotta rinse and refill the toms today.

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