Monday, April 21, 2008


The Earthboxes are back. This year I have planted even more vegetables than last year --- and have great plans to enjoy lots of fresh lettuce and spinach soon. The tomatoes will take a bit longer, but they did SO well last year that I am willing to wait. Planted everything on two recent weekends and (alas) did so in very cold and rainy conditions. The little plants all looked a bit forlorn after the transplant process, so I am hoping for some warmer/sunnier weather soon to help them perk back up. Stay tuned for updates.

Here is what I planted:
  • Spinach
  • Romaine lettuce
  • Head lettuce
  • Boston lettuce
  • Arugula
  • Basil --- two varieties
  • Tomatoes --- four varieties
  • Kentucky Mint
  • Rosemary
  • Thyme
  • Sage
  • Chives
  • Italian oregano

Earthboxes are nifty containers that allow the plants to use just as much water as they need. I love them and had GREAT success using them last year. They are available from and elsewhere --- but you can check the web site for more information.