Last year, we were Earthboxing fools…yes, I made a commercial product into a verb. I’m just that happy with this gardening wonder.
For those of you that are going “Huh, what’s an Earthbox?” right now, please check out my Earthboxing posts from last year here, here and here. Basically, an Earthbox is a self-irrigating planter (SIPs) that allows me to grow a little veggie garden on my deck.
Why container garden?!? Well, for us, it’s a few reasons. One, we have an overpopulation of bunnies in our area and they eat everything! Seriously, these little monsters have eaten large holes in our fence to gain easier access from yard to yard. Little furry ravenous monsters!
Second, we have an average size yard, but a very large deck left by the previous owners. My husband is clinging to every little inch of grass that he can, so gardening on the deck makes him happy too.
With all the success of last year’s Earthbox crop, I decided to buy a second one this year. Today, I was finally able to make a trip to the nursery to purchase my tomato plants and then set up the Earthboxes for the season.
This year we’re trying out all new-to-us varieties.
Box 1: Arkansas Traveler & Superfantastic
We also planted a hot Anaheim pepper, basil and cilantro in a regular pot. The cilantro was started from seed by the kiddos a while back.
Salsa and bruschetta by August! Oh, how I love summer gardening!
How about you guys? Any maters in the ground yet?