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Earthbox 2011

Saturday, March 19th, 2011

EB1: removed fertilizer strip, added the EB non-organic fertilizer, added 1lb dolomite. Did not replace any of the soil. I am guessing this is the second season for this box maybe. Planted green bean seeds, clockwise starting at water tube: Roma II, Roma II, French Filet*, Provider, Blue Lake*, Contender (replanted 4/18), Royal Burgundy*, Pencil Pod*, 3/21. (* planted these seeds 4/10, after the original varieties just kind of fell out of the soil or did not take off. So far the Roma II is thriving, the others look iffy–curled leaves, very unsteady and flopping over to the point of falling out of the soil).

EB2: removed fertilizer strip, added the EB non-organic fertilizer, added 1lb dolomite. Did not replace any of the soil. I am guessing this is the second season for this box also. Planted squash seeds, left to right facing EB with water spout on left: spacemaster cucumber, Johnny’s yellow multipik, black beauty zucchini, dixie hybrid yellow squash, 3/19.

EB3, first use of this EB: planted six peppers on 3/27: clockwise starting at water tube: Johnny’s Seeds Green to Red Bell Ace F1, Reimer Seeds Early Sunsation, Reimer Seeds Grande Jalapeno, Serrano (from nursery), Johnny’s Seeds Hot Ancho 211 F1, Reimer Seeds Poblano.

First Earthbox Tomatoes

Thursday, November 4th, 2010

Picked the first tomatoes from the two Earthbox plants today. I am now thinking these are Stupice and not Aunt Ginny’s Purple, as originally thought. I think they are too small to be Aunt Ginny’s.

Stupice Earthbox Tomatoes

Stupice Earthbox Tomatoes

Tomatoes

Saturday, October 23rd, 2010

More tomato action. Black Cherry tomatoes are getting bigger than I’ve seen yet–1 1/4″ diameter, 1/2 oz. That Bush Early Girl weighs in at 2 1/2 oz.

Tomatoes

Today's Harvest: Sungold, Black Cherry, Bush Early Girl and White Currant

Earthbox Tomatoes

Earthbox Tomatoes....Still Green!

Lettuce Sprouting

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

Lettuce sprouting in Earthbox three days after planting the seeds.

Earthbox Lettuce

Black Seeded Simpson

Earthbox Lettuce Planted

Sunday, October 17th, 2010

Redid EB1 (Earthbox One) with all fresh potting mix, 1lb dolomite, 3c organice fertilizer (2c GardenTone, then ran out and used 1c other organic I had). Planted 6 Black Seeded Simpsons, 2 Lollo Rossas.