Then she grew tomatoes. I mean...
A few years ago, my mom bought an EarthBox®. I'd heard about them, but I thought, "Why spend the money when I could just grow the same things in the garden?" She wanted to grow tomatoes in it and I didn't really like tomatoes anyway.
I grow tomatoes successfully every summer, but I only purposely put a couple of plants out in addition to allowing a few volunteers to remain, since Romie is the only one who eats them. Last year, I grew one 'Cherokee Purple' and one 'Brandywine,' both heirlooms. The volunteers are almost always the cherry type.
But the size and amount of tomatoes my mom grew in her EarthBox® were nothing short of amazing. She'd show them off every time I visited her. How on "Earth" she managed to get those plants to perform like that can only be attributed to their tried and true method of growing. I suddenly looked at her EarthBox® through new eyes.
She liked her EarthBox® for several reasons. Using their planting system, she set the plants in (only two!), added the fertilizer, filled the reservoir with water, and she was done. She can start the plants earlier in the spring, because it's on casters which allows her to move the EarthBox® inside on cold nights and back outside during the day. She waters again when the reservoir indicates it's needed. That's it until she starts enjoying the fruits of the EarthBox®'s labor.
Last week, she asked me if I wanted to have her EarthBox®. What do you think I said? "Why yes, I'd be happy to take that off your hands!" Because tomatoes aren't the only things you can grow well in the EarthBox®. Pretty much anything you can grow in a garden, you can grow in the EarthBox®, only better!
In addition, you can get 10% off any of the products featured in OpenSky's Spring is Coming! promotion. Visit the page at: http://promo.
(You'll notice the EarthBox® offered on this promotional page as well. But you can buy it for a 15% discount by using the code EARTH15 when checking out.)
Photo of EarthBox® from earthbox.com