2008 EarthBox Adventures 
Thank God for the pictures...
Thank God for the pictures...
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8 Steps to Farmer Sarah...
8 Steps to Farmer Sarah...
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Supplies, ready to be used...  (The red bag of potting soil is going back to the nursery...)
Supplies, ready to be used... (The red bag of potting soil is going back to the nursery...)
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Patio (L) and Early Girl (R)
Patio (L) and Early Girl (R)
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Feed me, Seymour!!
Feed me, Seymour!!
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Filling the 3-gallon water resevoir for the first time.
Filling the 3-gallon water resevoir for the first time.
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The wicking corners are packed with potting mix, and will be the conduit for water to the rest of the box.
The wicking corners are packed with potting mix, and will be the conduit for water to the rest of the box.
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One of the 'wicking' corners
One of the 'wicking' corners
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The watering tube goes down into the resevoir under the grate.  Never letting the resevoir go dry is the key to the EarthBox system.
The watering tube goes down into the resevoir under the grate. Never letting the resevoir go dry is the key to the EarthBox system.
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Potting MIX, not soil.  Has to be light enough to not compact - aids in the wicking of the water to the roots.
Potting MIX, not soil. Has to be light enough to not compact - aids in the wicking of the water to the roots.
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Breaking up the clumps...
Breaking up the clumps...
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Moistening the mix...
Moistening the mix...
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Stirring in the wet...
Stirring in the wet...
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Filling up the EB with the moist potting mix
Filling up the EB with the moist potting mix
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The upper layer of potting mix has dolomite (calcium) mixed in to help the tomatoes grow.
The upper layer of potting mix has dolomite (calcium) mixed in to help the tomatoes grow.
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Moistening the whole shebang
Moistening the whole shebang
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"Whatcha doin, Mama?"
"Whatcha doin, Mama?"
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"Can I have some?"
"Can I have some?"
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All ready for the fertilizer - on the little hump along the water-spout side.
All ready for the fertilizer - on the little hump along the water-spout side.
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2 cups of balanced fertilizer goes in a strip on one side of the EB.
2 cups of balanced fertilizer goes in a strip on one side of the EB.
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Yep, it just stays on the top.  The plants will pull what they need, as they need it.
Yep, it just stays on the top. The plants will pull what they need, as they need it.
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Fertilizer applied, ready for the cover.
Fertilizer applied, ready for the cover.
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The cover prevents weeds and bugs, as well as most evaporation.  There's a light and dark side - but in Las Vegas, the light side goes up to reflect heat.
The cover prevents weeds and bugs, as well as most evaporation. There's a light and dark side - but in Las Vegas, the light side goes up to reflect heat.
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Early Girl and Patio, waiting to be planted.
Early Girl and Patio, waiting to be planted.
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