by A.J. Coltrane
Continued from here.
Twelve days later and the Earthboxes have arrived. That seems to be about par for the course as far as these guys go and delivery time. (5-7 days to ship, 5 days for shipping.)
Of course, that means 24 cubic feet of potting soil to fill them up. 10 of the big bags of the stuff.
Right now I’m leaning towards:
3 boxes of tomatoes (6 plants)
2 boxes of assorted peppers (12 plants)
1 box of zucchini (2 plants)
1 box of cucumbers (4 plants)
1 box of lettuces (8 plants. Hopefully something that can be continually harvested all summer.)
4 boxes of herbs (24 total plants. At least 6 basil, 4 parsley, 4 chives.. maybe some beans along the back of the boxes.)
I’ve got the Mother Earth News Almanac off of the bookshelf. (12th printing, March 1977. I paid $1.15 for it used, many years ago.) Maybe I can mix in some companion planting somehow..