Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Midsummer report on Growboxes

As previously discussed, one of the exercises this summer is the investigation  of various growing techniques. We've got raised beds over at the remote veggie plot, Squarefoot in the back and the Growboxes in the drive way.

Here are the growboxes from this weekend.

In the boxes from left to right, 2 tomatoes, about 8 peppers (below capacity) and in the final box 1 zucchini and 1 cucumber, also below capacity. Everything is exceedingly healthy, the tomatoes while not tall, are full of fruit, the peppers are producing and loaded with blossoms, zucchini on the vine, and the cucumbers you saw a few days ago.

So what can I say about this system? First, I need to fill the reservoirs every day. So don't think it will save you on watering time.  But it is easy to fill.

There is no weeding, and the start up was super easy.  No tilling.  Just fill plant and go.

It is ideal for balconies, or small spaces, or extending your growing area onto the driveway/parking pad.  Good for beginners or seniors, this appears to be a system that works!

The proof now is how much will it produce. Stay tuned!

Until next time, Keep Digging & Eat Well!

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Other than the Growbox samples themselves, no consideration or compensation was granted from The Garden Patch.


  1. Time is the most important factor with these I think. If you have the time (and the memory) to water them daily they will be fine, but forgetting to water them just once could, I suspect, be fatal?

  2. The time is minimal, less than 5 minutes per day. And while missing one day may not be catastrophic, more than that would not be good. If I go on holiday, I'll need to make arrangements.


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