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How Your EarthBox Garden Can Thrive in the Heat

Posted by EarthBox Sales & Marketing on July 1, 2016 at 12:18 PM


Follow these tips so your garden can thrive

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When summer is upon us, it’s in full force—and as temperatures rise, tender plants can easily begin to suffer. To keep your container garden as healthy as possible, you’ll need to get creative on how to beat the heat.

Here are a few simple things you can do to improve your odds of reaping a good harvest from your EarthBox® garden, despite the hot weather:

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Topics: General, Helpful Hints

3 Tips for Growing Tomatoes in an EarthBox®

Posted by EarthBox Sales & Marketing on June 14, 2016 at 11:00 AM


Follow these tips for terrific homegrown tomatoes

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There’s nothing quite like pulling a juicy tomato right off the vine. Whether you are a gardening beginner or a veteran, we’ve come up with a list of tips to help guide you to growing the best tomato plant.  If you’ve ever attempted to grow tomatoes, you may have run into some challenges. Tomatoes can split, get mold, or even start to rot right on the vine! Read along to see what you can do to help your tomatoes be the best they can be. . . .

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Topics: General, Helpful Hints

EarthBox Spinach & Veggie Party Dip

Posted by EarthBox Sales & Marketing on May 26, 2016 at 3:44 PM


Serve up this delicious dip at your next party!

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The family of EarthBox® gardening systems can grow everything you need for your next veggie platter, so why not make your own veggie dip? We're here with a fresh spinach dip recipe that’s perfect for your next barbeque.

Ditch the Mix

It’s that time of year—barbecue and pool party season is upon us! Before you throw together that packet of “vegetable dip” from your pantry, consider making your own from-scratch party dip. Not only is it pretty easy to whip up, but you also have control over the ingredients. While this takes more than 5 minutes to make, we promise the result is well worth the extra effort. . .

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Topics: Recipes

Feeling Buggy: Beneficial Insects That Help Your Garden Thrive

Posted by EarthBox Sales & Marketing on May 11, 2016 at 8:44 AM


Bugs are creepy, crawly, and. . .helpful! 

They’re creepy, they’re crawly, and some are quite helpful! If you’re gardening, even in the the EarthBox® gardening system and see your crops are under attack by aphids, caterpillars, or other leaf-eating pests, there’s one natural way to combat them: bring in some other bugs! Here are some garden helpers who will organically clean out those pests and help pollinate. . .

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Topics: Helpful Hints

Farm-To-Table with EarthBox

Posted by EarthBox Sales & Marketing on May 5, 2016 at 8:00 AM


Know where your food comes from by growing it yourself

Watch the Farm-To-Table experience with EarthBox. . .

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Topics: Promotional, Helpful Hints

Jazzy Plants To Grow in EarthBox

Posted by EarthBox Sales & Marketing on May 2, 2016 at 8:00 AM


The eagerly awaited growing season is here at last! Make this one extra adventurous by growing some easy and unusual vegetables such as chocolate cherry tomatoes, Tom Thumb peas, or rainbow carrots.

All it takes is a little thought to turn your EarthBox® Gardening System into a highly edible botanical wonder!

One of the great joys of growing in the EarthBox® gardening system is enjoying fun varieties that you just can’t get at the grocery store. From amazing peppers to odd-shaped squash, you can choose some real culinary and visual sensations. In this issue, we suggest some uncommon and just plain fun vegetables to grow in your EarthBox garden this season. Dig in!. . .

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Topics: Recipes, Helpful Hints

EarthBox Bourbon-Roasted Carrots

Posted by EarthBox Sales & Marketing on April 28, 2016 at 4:21 PM


Mom always said to eat your veggies. . .maybe you would have if she made them this good!

Now that we offer the EarthBox® Root & Veg gardening system (a perfect gift for Mom!), we're here with a delicious roasted carrot recipe that’s perfect for Mother’s Day.

This is Why You Should "Carrot" All

This month we bring you the most amazing roasted, glazed carrots in the history of mankind – or at least we think so! We think you’ll agree after you have your first taste of one of these delectable little bites. For starters, there’s bourbon. Second of all, there’s bourbon. Have we mentioned that there’s bourbon?? Throw in some real maple syrup, savory herbs, a twist of freshly ground black pepper – and we think these tasty morsels will find their way onto your upcoming Mother’s Day brunch menu. Yes, they REALLY are that good!. . .

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Topics: Recipes

"Peas" Be My Friend: The Ease of Growing Peas

Posted by EarthBox Sales & Marketing on April 18, 2016 at 1:16 PM


Mean and Green Powerhouse Peas! 

While you may not have liked those mushy green peas they served at school as a kid, it’s time you expanded your horizons! There are numerous pea varieties out there that are easy to grow in the EarthBox® gardening system and insanely good for your health. Let’s start with the basic health benefits: 

These mean, green powerhouses are chock full of nutrients! One cup of peas packs less than 100 calories but contains 7 grams of fiber and 8 grams of protein. At that rate, you can ditch that protein powder and just snack on peas! Peas are very high in Vitamin C — one cup contains 96% of your daily value. Peas are a fantastic weight loss food because they’re very filling and don’t contain much sugar.

Sold on the idea of growing some peas this season? Here are the different varieties you can try. . .

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Topics: Helpful Hints, Health

EarthBox Hearty Halupki (Stuffed Cabbage)

Posted by EarthBox Sales & Marketing on March 24, 2016 at 9:57 AM


Welcome to the cabbage patch. . .

Now that we've covered growing cabbage in the EarthBox® gardening system, we're here with a hearty recipe to savor the last little bit of March.

This is How We (Cabbage) Roll

We know, we know–some of you are thinking "but this has MEAT in it!"

After careful consideration, we decided on this recipe because it's so diverse and naturally gluten-free, and the vast majority of our customers are omnivores. And a lot of our customers know that EarthBox was previously based in Scranton, PA–where there is a large Polish population; so maybe we were channeling the food from our roots in NEPA (Northeastern PA) with this Halupki dish, too. If you are vegetarian or vegan, we're sorry to offend, but we welcome you to post your own stuffed cabbage recipes in the comments below, and give us something new to try.

Many countries have their own versions of stuffed cabbage (or peppers) with their own unique ingredients; and we like to think of someone's little grandma making this in her kitchen, passing down her recipe to the next generation. This is our twist on traditional Halupki, adding some kale for extra texture and veggies in this meat-driven dish.

While it takes more time than one might have during the week, enjoy it on the weekend or on a rainy/chilly day, and consider serving it alongside some Haluski. . .

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Topics: Recipes

Cultivating Cabbage: The Ins and Outs of Growing this Versatile and Nutritious Vegetable

Posted by EarthBox Sales & Marketing on March 9, 2016 at 1:56 PM


Don't cringe over cabbage

When you were a kid, you may have cringed when you heard cabbage was going to be on the dinner table. Many children aren’t fans of cabbage because of its strong taste, but as we age and our taste buds start to deteriorate, many adults start to like it. If you’re a big fan of cabbage and want to cultivate some right in your back yard, it’s easy to grow in the  EarthBox® gardening system! Here are some tips and tricks to make your growing a success! . . .

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Topics: Recipes, Helpful Hints

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