14 Jun 2011
We were away for the weekend and our earthboxes EXPLODED. When I saw them I couldn’t stop laughing. I’ve never seen plants grow so big, so quickly. It seems like it must be a joke. They definitely look like they are on steroids (but they’re not).
So those of you who aren’t familiar with earthboxes let me explain: they are magical boxes that allow your plants to grow super fast and super big. They are set up so that the dirt is elevated about 2 inches from the bottom of the container which holds water. The dirt then wicks the water up from the bottom. You never water from the top, instead you put the water in a pipe that goes to the bottom of the container. This allows the dirt to never dry up (every time the dirt dries up the plant’s growth is stunted) and also prevents all the nutrients from being washed away (if the water were to drain out).
We made a considerable investment in buying 8 earthboxes this year, but hoping that if we use them year after year we will get our money back 🙂 If not, we’ve had a ton of fun….