Ten EarthBoxes arrived today, 5 per box. Each shipping box weighed about 30 lbs. and came via FedEx. I ordered them on 3/2 so that’s just under 2 weeks. I spoke with the EarthBox folks last week who said they have been inundated with orders and barely have enough people to handle the packing volume. I guess that’s a good sign for them, but for the rest of us it means we better hurry up and order if we want Boxes for spring planting.
EarthBoxes are self-irrigated planters or SIPs. Here is their about us blurb on their website:“Since 1994, EarthBox® has been the pioneer in container gardening systems. The patented EarthBox® was developed by commercial farmers and proven in the lab and on the farm. Our maintenance-free, award-winning, high-tech growing system controls soil conditions, eliminates guesswork and more than doubles the yield of a conventional garden…with less fertilizer, less water and virtually no effort!”
For the record, I’m not affiliated with EarthBox in any way nor am I endorsing them (not yet, anyway). They are my planter choice for this year’s rooftop garden; and at $28 a box, hopefully a wise one!