Earthbox Update

Written by Chris on April 17th, 2010

Squash is coming along nicely at day 35 since direct-seeding in the Earthbox. The Eight Ball variety is winning the race at this point–seems much more vigorous that the other varieties. Second is probably Multipik, followed by Zephyr. The cucumber I planted isn’t worth mentioning yet–very slow growing at this point.

Now we just need to get some bees involved.

Eight Ball Squash in Earthbox

The Eight Ball squash is the early favorite

Multipik Squash in Earthbox

Multipik babies appearing

Zephyr Squash in Earthbox

Zephyr -- two tone baby squash just visible

Earthbox Squash

Earthbox Squash at day 35

Peppers are starting to take off. Very interested to see how they do in the Earthbox.

Earthbox Peppers

Peppers in the Earthbox

Variegated Bougainvillea

Bougainvillea shot--they're starting to bloom!


4 Comments so far ↓

  1. It is interesting to see the grow box and how well your plants are doing. Before long you will be picking squash. People grow in grow bags all the time in England. I don’t know if there is anything special in the bag or if we could do just the same thing here with a bag of miracle grow. Bet we could.

    • Chris says:

      That’s interesting about the bags. I have seen potato bags that seem to be kind of the rage these days. I imagine they would work well for anything that would grow well in a container.

  2. Darth Paul says:

    Bees are great but not essential. A tiny (clean) paint brush is all you need to hand pollenate blooms like squash.

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