Hello everyone! I stumbled across the Earth Box when doing some research on container gardening this winter, and I am starting off with three boxes this spring. It seems like this system has some great potential!
I studied botany and horticulture years ago and enjoy gardening, but last summer was my first attempt to grow edible plants. I had some success with tomatoes in containers and decided to spend this year focused on expanding my tomato growing skills (which really are at a very basic level). I have planted one box and will plant the other two this weekend. Two tomatoes per box, with the following varieties: 2 Cherokee purples, Mr. Stripey, cherry sweet 100, mortgage lifter, and golden jubilee. I just love tomatoes and am hopeful that these will be tasty and that I can come up with enough ways to use them up
I am planning to create cages using the pea fence design outlined by Bdank in the forum. What a great idea that is, and so nice that it's all spelled out for people to follow.
I'm in the process of exploring the forum for useful advice... If anyone has found good info about growing tomatoes (especially for newbies) please share! Thanks.