I know that you know I am not very good with math, but I bet you don't know that I am not very good with gardening because my wife had been doing practically all of the gardening for the last 30 or so years. Digging and weeding are not on top of my list in gardening. I remembered we planted over 200 tomato plants after purchasing the first orchard (knew nothing about running an orchard or fruit trees or gardening). We harvested less than a bushel of tomatoes. We bought the first orchard with the intention of not running it, but we ended up running it anyway. We are presently operating a second orchard; I say we do know a little more about the fruit trees and gardening this time around.
Since rediscovering the Earthbox, things have changed. My wife and I have a role reversal. Now, I am doing most of the gardening and my wife is doing more work in the orchard. Thanks to the EB - I have to say that the garden looks pretty good for one that hates digging and weeding. The tomatoes that in the pictures are yellow cherry and red grape and the peppers are bell pepper and cayenne pepper. My wife bought 2 yellow cherry named "sweet thing" from Wal-Mart last year, but she couldn't find any this year. She ended up getting "yellow cherry" and "yellow pear" from a greenhouse farmer that doesn't advertise. I hope that they are as good as the ones she got from Wal-Mart and I will let you all know in a few weeks. The lone watermelon is a sugar baby and it just grew overnight. I am trying to grow them on trellis and I don't know how successful this will be because sugar baby do get pretty big. I think the muskmelon and the honeydew will do OK.
There is a picture showing 3 EBs - one in the middle with 7 yard long bean plants and I am trying to spread them out allowing them to have more room to grow rather than clotting up in the middle. The 2 on either side are egg plants. My wife thought they are the long slender purple ones, but it turn out to be small round white ones. The Chinese okras sitting on the black landscape cloth are doing fine; they are not slimy like the American okra. They grow to be about two feet long and they are sweet tasting. You can eat them raw, stir-fry, in soup, etc. I will show pictures when they are ready.
Al - Fulton, MD (Zone 7)
(see pictures below)
Also, how do I use the image uploader on the forum. I cannot upload these on here, unless i use photobucket.