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Has Anyone Ever Used Earthboxes?

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by Needlepoint142 on April 08, 2006 02:50 PM
Has anyone ever tried the Earthboxes I've seen advertised?

Please tell me everything you think about them.

I would like to grow bell peppers and tomatoes in containers this summer.

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by Deborah L. on April 16, 2006 03:26 AM
I don't know anything about them, but while channel surfing I saw one on HSN, one of the shopping channels. I missed the presentation, and only saw the earth box. It looked like a box with a screen and a stick on top.
What's the concept, do you know? And why the stick on top?

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by TomR on April 16, 2006 10:53 PM
Never heard of them but if they are like a big box to grow stuff in it'll work fine! I grow some veggies in a 1 foot deep by 1 foot wide by 4 foot long planter box filled with potting mix.I also do it in a 4 x 4 foot raised bed. Go for it but make sure you check for water as they dry out faster than ground planted plants.


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by TomR on April 16, 2006 10:55 PM
Just googled it and yes, it'll work great! Neat box! Go for it!


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by JScorpLeo on April 25, 2006 12:23 PM
If I'm not mistaken, don't they water from the bottom?
by ttouslee on May 05, 2006 02:57 AM
I have one, and yes they water from the bottom. There is a grate that is put at the bottom and that stick is the watering hole. They work very nicely.

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by Redwood on June 05, 2006 07:03 AM
I found this while stubling about, looks like Great idea.. I have my buckets.. just haven't completed the project yet!

humm, first try here: good luck

holy smokes! I think I _got it! be Sure, to click the 'photos here' link in the first msg...

Another try: does it work?

I will try peppers in a couple of these.. Good luck!

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