A mystery was solved yesterday thanks to Johanna Silver of Sunset who commented on this post. This prior post about the EarthBox was in the back of my mind (but forgetting that I had posted it) when I did a search on the Sunset website. I was curious when it didn’t show up and thought that it might have been removed. That was not the case.
It didn’t show up on my site search because the blog has a different URL than the main site. I need to be more careful when doing site searches on websites and not overlook any linked blogs with different URLs. The Fresh Dirt blog is now in my RSS reader and I look forward to more good news from Sunset to share with you.
In any case, it was good to know that Sunset has both an EarthBox and Tomato Success Kit in their test garden. Incidentally, a test garden is a public service that we do not have here in the Big Apple, which is not so big on modern horticultural methods.
We very much need a test garden here in the NY Metro area of 19 million people that demonstrates various methods of sub-irrigating edible plants whether in boxes, buckets or raised bed planters.
Urbanites should know about all the options to gardening in city dirt, which is often contaminated. With multiple botanic gardens, it is a sad commentary that we do not have a demonstration garden.
EarthBox gets a makeover
By Johanna Silver, Sunset test garden coordinator
You might recall last summer when I blogged about my change-of-heart regarding the EarthBox. I'd been skeptical for a long time and was so pleasantly surprised by how well this self-watering container did in the test garden.
Well, EarthBox has gone and gotten all fancy on us! Check out the new casing and trellis: