My first time here. My wife and I were interested in getting involved in this box gardening and were looking online to purchase some containers. What we found was a fairly large price difference between the brand "Earthbox" and one from The Garden Patch called the "Grow Box." We wondered if anyone has used the Grow Box and if was comparable to the Earthbox. We also noted that with the Earthbox they mentioned including a bag of dolomite, which I didn't see included in the Grow Box. How important is that?
Welcome aboard, I'm just the IT guy who runs this forum, but I'll give you my two cents...
I think you'll find that many cheaper products will break down in the UV light produced by the sun. If you average the cost of the box over 10-15 years, they're really cheap! Dolomite is important for tomatoes, you'll find discussions here on its value in a fairly recent thread in this very section.
The EarthBox stands behind its products, and their performance. The folks who frequent this forum are very helpful and friendly, I'd encourage you to browse through the older threads and look at the pictures in the "My EarthBox" board to see how folks are getting along with their boxes. The number of people who order multiple boxes says a lot for the product IMO.
If you browse the main www.earthbox.com
site, you can read all the how and why stuff, as well as a few reviews and quotes (and order if you're so motivated.)