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Like onions, garlic can be added to nearly any dish to add robust flavor, or it can be roasted and used as a savory spread. Artichoke plants are perennial flowers, but can be grown as annuals with plenty of delicious buds.

Use insect netting to help protect from early insect infestations. To prevent pests, use insect netting early in the season.

Freezing and canning are also great ways to preserve this sweet harvest for a later consumption.

Some are more hearty and shrub-like such as rosemary, thyme, sage, and oregano; others are more delicate and prone to wilting or bolting when subjected to extreme heat such as dill, parsley, cilantro, and chives.

If you see gray mold on the Artichoke leaves, simply remove the infected leaves. Keep the plants well-watered throughout the summer months and use more if you are in a hot, arid region. Jicama tends to be a pest-free plant, due to the poisonous properties of everything that grows above the eartjbox the root is edible, so it is very important that you keep this plant away from children and pets.

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Check water levels daily, since eggplants are heavy drinkers, and fruit may become bitter of they do not receive adequate water. Cucumber beetles are the largest earhbox with this crop. Leeks Leeks are a cool season crop hardy to frosts and light freezes, and are relatively pest and disease free. Next, choose a location for your EarthBox. These globe-like fruits tend to produce very well in containers, gide if overnight temperatures are warm.


Winter Squash—a broad term used to describe hearty vining squash varieties such as butternut, acorn, and spaghetti squash—is a warm-season crop that can be grown almost anywhere in full sun and with proper support.

Frost covers, when used immediately after planting, will also help protect against cucumber beetles. Bolting, Mosaic Virus, Fusarium Wilt [back to top]. Since they mature quickly, radishes are ideal for succession planting to ensure you have them constantly ready to harvest.

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Unlike some vegetables, kale is an exceptionally cold-tolerant crop. Cabbage is ready for harvest when heads are firm. Often, they are hardy enough to over-winter in many locations, from late summer and early fall sowings. This cool-season crop grows best in spring or fall–avoid planting in mid-summer as hot weather can cause premature bolting in broccoli, but keep in mind it requires full sun to avoid slow maturity.

Bolting, Mosaic Virus, Downy Mildew [back to top]. In addition to your EarthBox contents and plants, you will need about four gallons of water, a pair of scissors and peat-based potting mix.

To prevent diseases, keep melons off the ground and let them grow vertically on the Staking System instead. Winter Squash Winter Squash—a broad term used to describe hearty vining squash varieties such as butternut, acorn, and spaghetti squash—is a warm-season crop that can be grown almost pplanting in full sun and with proper support.

Once fruit begins growing, tie a eartbox to the trellis net under heavy squash to help support and distribute weight so they do not drop off the vine. While they are very thirsty plants, some gardeners prefer to stop providing water during the last week before fruits are ripened to prevent bland fruit.

Indeterminate varieties, such as cherry or grape tomatoes, will continue to grow and produce throughout the season; until the plant is eventually killed by frost or runs out of nutrients.

Cabbage is a water and nutrient hog, requiring a high nitrogen and potassium fertilizer. Spinach Spinach, an easy to grow crop that fills in very quickly, is hardy to frosts and light freezes. Once harvested, these hardy roots can be stored all winter if kept properly.


Cauliflower is affected by pests like other members of the cabbage family.

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Lack of Nitrogen [back to top]. For the best experience on our site, be sure to turn on Javascript in your browser. Eggplants are a unique fruit that grow best in full sun and hot weather. Since pumpkins and gourds tend to be heavy drinkers, fill the water reservoir times per day once fruit appears on the vines. Choose a location with full sun and remember to keep the water reservoir filled for these heavy drinkers.

These Vitamin A-rich veggies require a fertilizer that is low in nitrogen, and high in phosphorus. Radishes add a zesty kick to fresh salads, are great for snacking on with some dip or salad dressing, make an excellent addition to simple tea sandwiches, and can be easily pickled.

You can either grow them from a seed or a crown–the latter taking much less time than starting them from seed. Pole beans and peas are tall, vining crops that will need trellising support, such as the Staking System. Repel flea beetles and root maggots on young seedlings earthbix covering your containers with insect nets immediately after planting.

Remember to set up your Staking System right away, to avoid a headache later on, since proper support helps keep the plants healthy and producing. Jicama is a delicious, but uncommon root vegetable from Central America. Garlic has very few earthox issues in the garden and it can actually serve as a natural pest repellent. Like most other cole crops, cabbage grows best where there is a cool fall growing season with light frosts.

Summer Squash – a broad term used to describe soft squash varieties such as zucchini and patty pan squash—is a warm-season crop that can be grown almost anywhere in full sun.