What to put in your Homemade EarthBox(TM)
April 3, 2006
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Shirley Glaudo writes:
I am working on building a homemade earth box. I would appreciate the “recipe”to fill the box.. what kind of soil, how do you determine how many plants and I hear you put fertilizer on top of the soil but what kind – 8-32-16? When and how do you water. I will appreciate all information I can obtain.
I confess I don’t have any experience with these things. I assume you’d treat them like any other container planting. Can anyone offer more specific information?
Now, the digging and dividing of perennials, the general autumn cleanup and the planting of spring bulbs are all an act of faith. One carries on before the altar of delayed gratification, until the ground freezes and you can’t do any more other than refill the bird feeder and gaze through the window, waiting for the snow. . . . Meanwhile, it helps to think of yourself as a pear tree or a tulip. You will blossom spectacularly in the spring, but only after the required period of chilling.
in The Washington Post, November 6, 2013