If you’re in an urban area or have poor soil, but want to garden right away, consider container gardening. In fact, why not consider the Earthbox, which is more than a container garden. I’ve chosen it as this week’s DestinySurvival Pick.
The Earthbox is a self watering system reviewers rave about. They’ve given it high ratings on Amazon.com. In fact, one reviewer prefers growing in the Earthbox to square foot gardening. Another plans to buy more of them.
What’s so special about the Earthbox? To start with, it’s a maintenance free system you can put just about anywhere. Start plants sooner and grow them into the fall longer.
It’s made from durable UV stabilized plastic. It holds two cubic feet of potting mix and the reservoir holds three gallons of water, so you won’t have to water your plants constantly. Plants take the water and fertilizer they need, and a plastic cover reduces evaporation. Casters allow the Earthbox to be moved indoors if it’s cold or windy, or move it to a sunnier location on a deck or patio.
The instructions show you just how much you can grow of vegetables or flowers. Depending on what you grow, it will hold up to 16 seedlings. Grow lettuce, radishes, peppers, carrots, even tomatoes. A friend I knew grew tomatoes successfully in his Earthbox until he decided tomatoes disagree with him. The last time I spoke with him, he hadn’t put his Earthbox back into service. He just hasn’t gotten back into growing some of his own food for some reason.
But you can’t argue with success. Why not get at least one Earthbox for yourself and put it to the test. Click on its name wherever you see it linked in this post, and you’ll be taken to the amazon.com page where it’s featured. Place your order there.
If you’re like me, it’s fun to experiment and find out what plants grow best in different kinds of containers or watering arrangements. Since the Earthbox is such a low maintenance system, why not find out what you can grow in it this season?