Eartbox Veggies

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Hi All,

  Not much going on with the aerogardens - I'm still waiting for parts.  I thought I'd share my earthbox veggies with you all.

 

Polefast and New Big Dwarf tomato Cucino cucumber babies next to toms, Polefast has set 8 toms!, Ace bell peppers, and Cherokee Purple tomatoes.

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Wow, that's a lot of

Wow, that's a lot of strawberry plants! Should be a big harvest next June! And the marigolds are enormous! How tall were the marigolds supposed to be?

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Strawberry madness and out of

Strawberry madness and out of control mexican marigolds.  Started from seed, now 8 feet tall and just starting to bloom.  Planted to control root knot nematodes that invaded the garden bed last year.

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Well, the strawberry plants

Well, the strawberry plants are out of control.   They've sent out runners and spread out of the pyramid into the pathways - at least three feet!  I thought about wacking them back, but I think I'll just let them be and see how many strawberries I get next year.  I planted June bearing type, so I'll get one big (hopefully) crop of berries.  If I have to, I'll wack them back in the summer.  I hope I don't regret this next summer....

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Last year I pegged

Last year I pegged transparent trash bags over my growboxes, cheapo greenhouses, to eek out the greens a few more weeks after frost began. It worked. Of course, when it really freezes, the boxes are the coldest of all. The ground garden thawed long before the growboxes in spring. Giant mud ice cubes.

I look forward to seeing your next wildlife scheme. Oh, speaking of that garden - how did the wedding-cake-stepped strawberry patch work out? That looked really deluxe!

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Not long - couple of weeks. 

Not long - couple of weeks.  But I think I can nurse these along for awhile.  The main garden gets frost first - it is in a low spot in the backyard.  But, I've about had it with that spot.  I'm tired of feeding the wildlife.  The main garden gets an update next year.  Less main garden, more earthboxes, maybe a fence.  Or, I just buy a shotgun

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Nice, Beth!!! Looks

Nice, Beth!!! Looks super-lush for early October! And the eggplants grew back really well. How much longer is your season?

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Hi Gisette, Yup, from an

Hi Gisette,

Yup, from an insect repellent punk.  I posted the pix over in the earthbox forum as a warning.  Now, here's some pix of the reborn eggplant and stull going gung ho bell peppers.  And the dog who wanted her picture taken, not the silly eggplant.

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OMG, Beth! All that, from a

OMG, Beth! All that, from a smoldering punk!?

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What NOT to do with an

What NOT to do with an earthbox!  Don't stick an insect repellent punk in an earthbox with dry potting mix.  This didn't catch on fire- just smoldered all night.  Thank goodness it was on the patio and not dry grass.  Amazing.

 

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Oh, Beth, these look so

Oh, Beth, these look so good!!! Especially that salad!

What kind of romaine are you growing in your AG?

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