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Old April 15, 2019   #16
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Not sure about earth boxes, but I received three free grow boxes yesterday that have never been used. I actually logged on to see what people think of them and saw this thread. Any opinions? On first glance, that part that holds about 8" of mix looks shallow.
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Old April 17, 2019   #17
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Not sure about earth boxes, but I received three free grow boxes yesterday that have never been used. I actually logged on to see what people think of them and saw this thread. Any opinions? On first glance, that part that holds about 8" of mix looks shallow.
I am not familiar with Grow Box, but I have "Patio Picker" or "City Picker" or something like that, and I like t for shallow rooted things like bush beans and zinnias.

I remember searching for comparisons a few years ago.

Here's a few

https://www.houzz.com/discussions/21...icker-planters

http://www.homegrown.org/profiles/bl...ght-bowl-so-it

https://www.treehugger.com/lawn-gard...gardening.html

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Old April 17, 2019   #18
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Not sure about earth boxes, but I received three free grow boxes yesterday that have never been used. I actually logged on to see what people think of them and saw this thread. Any opinions? On first glance, that part that holds about 8" of mix looks shallow.
I have 9 of them. They are far inferior to Earthboxes. Just the 2 piece system is inherently leak prone, the plastic gets brittle after a few years, they continuously get holes from the weed whacker, my Earthboxes have no leaks, are older and have no weed whacker holes. I am in the process of replacing them with Earthboxes, a few per year. And they are shallow, and smaller in general. Even that burlap cover system, meh! They only cost about $6 less, what on earth was I thinking?
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Old April 19, 2019   #19
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Thanks for the input. I think I will use them for lighter feeding veggies like snacking peppers and broccoli due to the shallow design.
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They would probably be great for strawberries too.
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