Until now, I have just focused on my square foot garden. I decided I wanted to share images from my “other” garden. It is made up of four homemade Earthboxes. I created these boxes and grew peppers, cucumbers, lettuce, tomatoes, and more in them. They were a great success, but did not reach their full potential on any crop except tomatoes. That is why I decided they are going to be tomato only this year. These self watering containers are perfect for tomatoes. They provide the correct amount of water and nutrients the tomato plants needs. I have fence U-bars set up
to support the plants with the Florida weave. It worked perfectly last year. All the plants in the earthbox are heirloom varieties. Some of the cherry tomatoes, Sungold Select and Piccolo, are already setting fruit. The tomatoes in the square foot garden are also doing well, but they did get about a 2 week head start. It might become an interesting study on these two techniques. I will continue to post photos of both.
Here is the site I used for plans to build my own homemade EarthBox: http://hometown.aol.com/jmalt31/myhomepage/