Barbara Langford
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Which category best describes you?
Recreational Gardener
Skill level
Intermediate
Website
http://beclecto.com
What kind of gardening do you like to do?
native plants, landscaping for privacy, ponds, creating natural environments, vegetable
How much time do you spend a week on average in your garden when weather permits?
2 hours

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The latest Earth Box Plantings1

Posted on March 15, 2010 at 5:01pm 0 Comments

Started my Earthbox on March 6th.. it is already a week later looking pretty dern good!
did a little post on it on my Blog.. Beclecto. Complete with pictures!

Ever tried an Earth Box?

Posted on October 6, 2009 at 9:22pm 1 Comment

I bought my first earth box a few years ago. Since then i have planted it several times and I'm always amazed at the speed at which things grow, and the crop yield from vegetable plants, tomatoes and peppers mainly. .

I was fascinated by its hybrid hydroponic idea, and wondered why the earth box folk, had never modified and enhanced their original creation. So I decided to try some experiments with some inexpensive plastic pots, within pots.



Wow.. i was on to something! It was… Continue

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At 3:47pm on October 7, 2009, Deanna Collins z4/MT said…
Our barrel is about 2 1/2 to 3 ft high and round. If you look at my pictures again I think you can tell. We got our new ones at Ace Hardware for about $12 each? Can't remember for sure. We used the Mel's Mix (Mel Bartholomew's "The New Square Foot Garden" book, but think I will try some local compost next year. We have friends who tried both this year and the local compost far out produced the Mel's Mix. This year we planted the Yukon Gold potatoes and they truly are delicious! Next year we will have them again, but we will be adding a barrel of small red potatoes and maybe some Sweet Potatoes. Check out the following link: http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/2420/how-to-grow-sweet-potatoes. Have fun with your experiment. We certainly did this year. Hopefully next year will be much better!! Deanna
At 10:37pm on October 6, 2009, Deanna Collins z4/MT said…
Barbara, thanks for your interest. I have to admit that it did not turn out as great as we had hoped for, but, we did harvest some small potatoes and they were so delicious! We had enough for a meal of mashed potatoes with chili, broccoli and cheese. We got a second harvest of close to the same size, and still have not made it to the bottom of the barrel! I suspect we will have gotten about three good meals from our harvest this first year. Next year we will continue the experiment. However, we will have three trash barrels and three different types of potatoes. We will also get them planted much earlier, I am afraid the middle of June was a bit late! So check back next summer for the continuation of our potato barrel experiment.
Deanna
 
 
 

 

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