Florida Living Gardening

Spring Earthbox Planting

Hi Folks!
The Earthbox is planted! The spring selection is Roma tomatoes, a bell pepper plant and 6 Romain lettuce babies. Looks pretty good! This shot is immediately after planting. earthbox march 2010

Six days after planting, the lettuce has hardened up a bit and everything looks happy.  It’s always traumatic to transplant the lettuce seedlings because they are sooooo fragile.  They look good though!  Here is the shot from today a week after planting.

earthbox march 15

The next Earth box shot is from March 22 2010, only 2 weeks after planting… WOW! The lettuce is growing at incredible speed and at this rate, I’d say some outside leaves can be eaten next week! The Roma tomato plant is looking very robust and bushy. Almost time to stake it.  The pepper plant is starting to bush out slowly.


Earth Box March 22 2010
Earth Box March 22 2010

Would you look at this lettuce after 4 weeks?  OMG! Talk about a meal ready to eat!  This week will definitely enjoy some. Probably tomorrow after the farmer’s market in downtown Gulfport. I’m going to get some fresh tomatoes, and onions and have a great salad !  The tomato plant is looking great too.. much more robust, ready to explode.  The pepper plant you cant even see behind the lettuce, but it is there and I did snip it so it could bush out. The branching has started and it should be visible again soon.

WOW 4 weeks
WOW 4 weeks

You can get your Earthbox and Amazon for a pretty dern good price!  Check it out. They have all the accessories too, the trellis, Earthbox refill kits,  Everything you need for your Earthbox to be a success!By the way, if you are growing fruited vegetables, I highly recommend the trellis system for support. I know you’ll love it! Check out the Earthbox stand too! Gets your Earthbox close so no bending !

Hey.. Don’t forget to get your Leatherman Multipurpose tool.. the Micra.. it’s great for gardening! I cant live without one.


Have an Interesting Day!


3 replies on “Spring Earthbox Planting”

Well I’ve got the Earthbox.. not like i want an entire farm.. but i do like the improvements made with the grow box.. specially the increase reservoir size. Maybe we should do a side by side

Gardening time is coming!!! I was reading your post and just wanted to see if you’ve heard of the Grow Box? I’ve tried it last spring and had so much success. I had Spanish Onions, Cucumbers, Butternut Squash and Beets that grew like crazy! It’s actually a bit better and a whole lot less expensive than a lot of competitors! They hold about a gallon and a half more water. Check it out at
Happy Gardening!

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