The EarthBox® gardening system is a unique, sub-irrigated planter that allows the average home gardener—anyone from 4 years old to 94 years old—to grow a multitude of vegetables, herbs, and fruit without having a traditional, in-ground garden. It’s no secret that growing in the EarthBox® leads to a bountiful harvest; but have you ever wondered just what exactly makes the system work so well?
These sweet and spicy cookies are perfectly fluffy and easy to make.
Pumpkin spice is everywhere these days, and with good reason--the warming spices combined with decadent sugar is the perfect complement to cooler weather. The problem is that many commercially produced pumpkin spice-flavored foods are artifically colored and flavored, something that many home gardeners prefer to avoid. But you can easily grow pumpkins (our Pumpkin Growing Guide is helpful with this) in the EarthBox® gardening system and preserve their sweet flesh for use in many recipes!
These fluffy Pumpkin Spice Pillow cookies are easy to make, delicious, and are so soft–just like little pillows! Just in time for the holidays–whip these up when you're expecting a crowd, participating in a cookie swap, or need something to bring to a party. . .
Enjoy the sweet, earthy flavors of roasted beets combined with the warmth of rosemary, and the tangy bite of blue cheese.
Who doesn't love warm roasted beets in the Fall, or sweet pickled beets in the Summer? You can easily grow beets in the EarthBox® Root & Veg gardening system and enjoy them any time of the year!
These herb-roasted beets make for an unexpected delicious side to dinner, or can be mixed with greens and served as a salad or appetizer. . .
Gardening with your children means they'll be learning lifelong lessons and values.
The key to gardening success (especially with kids) is to grow in EarthBox® container gardening systems, no matter how little the hands or the experience. The secret is that there can be no overwatering––a main reason plants fail to thrive when otherwise well-cared for––if your kids or grandkids have a tendency to go overboard with the watering can.
Gardening with your children means they'll be learning lifelong lessons and values, and it makes for a great time to bond with one another. Growing food will teach your young ones where it comes from, how they can be part of the production process, and healthy eating habits. When children help create and care for plants, they learn responsibility, independence, teamwork, problem solving, patience, and discovery. . .
A history of the EarthBox® brand. . .
People often ask us how the EarthBox® gardening system came to be. We're pleased to tell you about the history of EarthBox® and how it eventually found a home in Lancaster, Pennsylvania . . .
This versatile fruit can be used any way possible!
When it comes to growing tomatoes, we here at EarthBox tend to plant A LOT of tomato plants. Whether we start them from seed or purchase seedlings from a garden center, we always have a hard time choosing which varieties to grow each season. And still, to this day, it amazes us how many tomatoes a single plant can produce.
One person can only eat so many tomatoes right off of the vine—and with the number of recipes out there (thanks, Pinterest!) you can get lost on how to cook with your tomatoes!
Is there such a thing as, “too many tomatoes?” We don’t think so! Try out these six simple ways to utilize and save your tomato harvest to its full potential . . .
Savor the taste of summer through the Fall and Winter
Fall is upon us—soon the leaves will start turning and those cool autumnal breezes will be on their way! Once Winter hits, it’s hard to stare out longingly where your thriving garden used to be. In a few easy steps, we’ll tell you how to preserve the taste of summer with the last bit of your delicious summer crops. Through food preservation, you’ll be able to enjoy your harvest on those cold Winter days when you’re longing for Summer!
Here’s how to save a few of your garden favorites. . .
This twist on Caprese salad is a refreshing summertime treat that's sure to please!
Most people would agree that watermelon is delicious in the summertime. You can easily grow watermelon in the EarthBox® gardening system and even turn it into a vertical garden by letting it grow on the Staking System!
Try this yummy twist on Caprese salad for a refreshing summer treat. . .
Watering just right!
Water aids in photosynthesis, helps deliver nutrients, and protects plants against diseases. Plants use about 95% of the water they receive for transpiration -- basically, exhaling. Sunny, hot weather increases transpiration rate, so wilting occurs quickly, unless plants are rehydrated. . .
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It's not yogurt that your plants need. . .
By now, we’ve all heard how probiotics are essential and beneficial to our digestive health. Probiotics are the fuel that makes our bodies run smoothly and more efficiently. And while humans need probiotics, gardens can greatly benefit from them, too!
Normally, we get probiotics into our bodies by eating foods like yogurt or by taking supplements, but plants need different types of probiotics, so don’t go outside sprinkling your probiotic pills by your tomatoes!
Here, we have compiled all you need to know about applying probiotic gardening methods to the EarthBox® gardening system.