Author Topic: Can EarthBoxes Stay Oudoors Year-Round?  (Read 553 times)

Nick1212

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Can EarthBoxes Stay Oudoors Year-Round?
« on: June 29, 2020, 06:35:15 am »
Can the EarthBox stay outside in the winter?

If so, can I leave the soil that's in it in the EarthBox?

How about the water in the reservoir during the freezing winter, would that be an issue from water freezing in the winter (cracking the EarthBox)? Or would the water evaporate at end of growing season before winter comes?

I live in zone 6b, south central PA.
« Last Edit: June 29, 2020, 07:01:40 am by Nick1212 »

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Re: Can Earthboxes Stay Oudoors Year-Round?
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2020, 07:02:50 am »
It can stay put as long as you tip it over and drain the water reservoir. The mix can slao stay.
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Re: Can EarthBoxes Stay Oudoors Year-Round?
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2020, 12:30:18 pm »
Hey Nick1212,

In my zone, Houston, 9A or 9B, depending, I haven't brought most of mine indoors, ever.

No problems with freezing, even when it's been below 0 outside. Since I have the Automatic Watering System(AWS) connected, I do have to replace the pressure reducer every 3-5 years, but not sure if it is the cold snaps causing the problem. Also, I have always had more than 5 boxes connected to the AWS, which may mean that there's very regularly enough of a flow to keep the freezing from being destructive.

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