Growing Without The Garden : EarthBox

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Ok, so you have been following this garden event for a month now and you are interested but for some of you, what stops you, is SPACE. For this I offer the solution of using a container! There are a lot of different kinds of containers but for this event we wanted to try the EarthBox, which is a kit that you put together and its not just dirt. Its a tray that has water underneath and has a built in drainage system to effectively grow your plants. It also comes with plant food and fertilizer to kick start your growing!

I set up my box and its ready for seedlings but since I want to use it explicitly for my culinary herb garden, I needed to get all the seeds for it and that means that soon I will be able to show some herb progress! I had a conversation with Christine, she has been using her Earthbox for a bit and tells me that her stuff grew SO much that she had to think it out! I can’t wait to see how my herbs do!

So here is what I got the box with the tray, and wheels (I didn’t put them on) and the plant food and dolomite. Under the tray is where the water is! Watering in this way helps prevent disease.

What I had to do was fill the corners first with  soil and then fill the tray up to about 2 inches below the top. Then I had to spread the dolomite, cover it, make a trench and add the plant food, then cover that and it was done. After that you put a cover on it.

And what you want to do next is plant your seedlings but in this system you cut holes in the cover and plant the seedlings so that your system is completely covered and the magic happens in the box with the unique mix of plant foods and dolomite, all the nutrients go right to the plants and the watering is done through the bottom of the box, the roots soak up just what they need. Earth box plant yeilds are said to be very large. I know for me I cannot wait to see my herbs thrive in my box!

Buy It: Get your Earth Box kit on the EarthBox website!

Connect: Stay up to date on news from EarthBox by following them on Twitter and liking them on Facebook, and check out their blog!

THE WINNER OF THE BIG PRIZE PACK WILL WIN AN EARTH BOX KIT!

If you want to get those extra entries in, head over to Christine’s review and get those entries!!


THE NOT SO FINE PRINT

Mandatory entries must be done or all other entries are void.
Extra entries must be have the same email address as the mandatory entry.
U.S. Only. Void where prohibited. 18 Years or older.
Winner will be notified by email.
Winner has 24 hours to respond or another winner will be drawn.
Contest ends April 30th, 2011.

Disclosure: serendipity Mommy received items free of charge. The products are not being reviewed as a unbiased consumer review but rather as a unpaid endorsement. All opinions are my own

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About Candace Reid

Candace Reid is the owner and author of Serendipity Mommy. She is the mother of 3 and a recent college graduate having earned her Associates Degree in Business for Hospitality/Food Service Management. Candace is a member of the American Culinary Federation and is pursuing a Food Photography business. She also loves to blog about family, food, fun and photography. Email Candace

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  1. I was amazed of this new technology of earth boxes. Nowadays, garden space were minimal especially for those living in an urban area with buildings and cemented floors is all you can see. With this Earth Box, we could start reinventing our homes with green patches of leaves and flowering plants.

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