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How It Works: The Science Behind the EarthBox® Gardening System

Posted by EarthBox Sales & Marketing on January 25, 2017 at 8:06 AM


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?

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Topics: General, Helpful Hints

Easy Gardening for Kids with EarthBox

Posted by EarthBox Sales & Marketing on November 17, 2016 at 3:48 PM


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. . .

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Topics: General, Helpful Hints

6 Ways To Use Your Tomato Harvest

Posted by EarthBox Sales & Marketing on September 28, 2016 at 11:06 AM


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 . . .

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Topics: General, Recipes, Helpful Hints

How to Preserve Your Summer Harvest

Posted by EarthBox Sales & Marketing on September 23, 2016 at 4:36 PM


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. . .

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Topics: General, DIY, Helpful Hints

No-Guess Watering with EarthBox®

Posted by EarthBox Sales & Marketing on July 29, 2016 at 1:52 PM


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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Topics: Helpful Hints

Intro to Probiotic Gardening: Probiotic Wellness Garden

Posted by EarthBox Sales & Marketing on July 15, 2016 at 2:37 PM


It's not yogurt that your plants need. . .

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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.

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Topics: General, Helpful Hints

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

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

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