A few of you asked for more information about the earthbox I’m using as a container garden this year.
As most of you know, I haven’t been able to garden since my car accident.
A friend recommended I try using an earthbox (a type of container garden) instead of taking on the more difficult task of digging into my backyard.
(Pre-car accident, I kept a plot of our backyard as a garden area.)
I’ve actually got two earthboxes growing this year.
The first one, is a small herb garden.
My herb garden earthbox sits up high, to keep it out of reach of Herb Loving Bunnies.
(We have a problem with those in Southern California. We also have a lot of Herb Loving People!)
The earthbox “kit” came with everything I needed except a bag of dirt and the herbs I planted.
(Included: the earthbox, dolomite, fertilizer, germination covers, dummy proof instructions. Not included: the stand.)
An earthbox is a garden for people with black thumbs …
Or in my case, a bum arm.
It’s bullet proof gardening in a box.
(Earthboxes also come in different colors – !)
Water, via a garden hose, goes in the tube sticking up in the top right, front, corner.
You know you’ve watered enough when the overflow drain towards the bottom begins to leak.
(That’s right – you can’t even overwater your plants!)
Here’s a closer look at my herbs:
Please note, there are no illegal herbs planted!
The box contains rosemary, cilantro, basil, and sage.
I was so happy with my herb garden, I purchased a second earthbox to plant tomatoes in.
The tomato plants are much bigger now than they were when I took the above photo a week or two ago.
They’re growing like weeds.
(They also have a lot of green tomatoes on them now.)
As you can see, the box I bought for tomatoes sits on the ground and has a staking system.
You can configure your earthbox differently, depending on what you’re growing.
(Stand or no stand. Trellis or no trellis. All earthboxes come with wheels. I didn’t think I’d ever need wheels, but I really like them.)
If you live in farm land somewhere, feel free to laugh at my little container garden(s).
I’m happy, because they’ve made it possible for Damaged Me to “garden” on a small scale again.
(They’d also be ideal for anyone living in tight quarters.)
Next year I will re-plant these same earthboxes again.
Now if I can just keep the raccoons away from them this year …!
P.S. This post is not sponsored by earthbox.
P.P.S. Do you have any type of garden? What are you growing?