Why We Love It:
The EarthBox Organic Garden Kit is used around the world by commercial farmers, hobbyists, and home gardeners alike. The reason why it continues to be so popular is that it really works and makes gardening as simple and as easy as possible. It has a small footprint and comes with rolling casters, which makes it portable and easy to move should you have only a small space to put it or if you end up moving. Young Urban Farmers is proud to be an official Canadian supplier of the EarthBox and its accessory parts.
The EarthBox also comes with two excellent accessories – a 4′ staking system, and an automatic watering system. The staking system attaches directly onto the EarthBox and comes with two outriggers to give it additional stability and strength to hold up your climbing or tall plants like cucumbers and tomatoes. Each automatic watering system can keep up to 30 EarthBoxes watered when connected within 200 feet of the spigot. It comes in a two-, six-, and twelve-box accessory product.
Why Our Customers Love It:
Our customers love the EarthBox because it is one of the easiest to grow systems they have used. After the initial pouch of organic fertilizer and organic dolomite is placed into the box at the beginning of each season, there is no need to fertilize or add additional nutrients to the box.
The other reason our customers love the EarthBox is that it is very rugged and durable. It can be left outside during the winter to freeze solid and left outside to bake in the heat of the summer sun for years and years without adverse effect. Maintenance is also a breeze whether you water manually or with the automatic watering system. The reservoir can hold up to 3 gallons of water and the mulch cover reduces the moisture loss during evaporation and eliminates weeding.
The EarthBox is easy to setup and easy to assemble as it comes with written and visual instructions. Download a pdf copy of the EarthBox setup instructions. If you are setting up the box yourself, you will need two cubic feet of potting soil and your transplants (or seeds) and you’ll be ready to go. We suggest putting the EarthBox on a tarp when putting the potting soil into the container as this makes things easy and neater to clean should some extra soil not make it into the box.
For information on the EarthBox accessories, read EarthBox Staking System Additional Information and EarthBox Automatic Watering System Additional Information.
When growing indeterminate tomatoes in the EarthBox, a staking system is highly recommended. Make sure you weave the branches through the netting before they get too big and to ensure they get adequate support
Herbs are also easy to overwinter in your EarthBox. The following spring, we suggest adding in additional organic fertilizer and dolomite into your box to ensure the plants get adequate nutrients to keep on producing new and strong growth. You can continue to use the same mulch cover if it is still in good shape, or you can use a new one. Perennial herbs like chives and thyme can be divided for additional plants or left intact for another year of growing.