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Columbia, MO
(Zone 5b)

September 20, 2008
3:09 PM

Post #5576142

I am sure there are other people like me who are interested in these types of systems but do not know much about them. I have taken the liberty of reposting some links that Glendalekid/Karen took the time to research and find for us.

I tried to copy and paste and that did not work, you can find a lot of links on the interest thread. Her post is about half way down the page.

This message was edited Sep 20, 2008 10:12 AM
Waaaay Down South, GA

September 20, 2008
5:26 PM

Post #5576568

Do y'all think it would be helpful to have those links in a sticky at the top of the forum? I can see if I can move them over here. That way we can go through them to be sure none of them are redundant and ask for a sticky? What do y'all think?


Camilla, GA
(Zone 8a)

September 20, 2008
6:24 PM

Post #5576778

A sticky would be great, there are a lot of threads out there, just scattered about.

Waaaay Down South, GA

September 20, 2008
6:36 PM

Post #5576824

Okay, here are some of the threads that were posted. We could decide which ones we wanted and ask for a sticky at the top of our forum. Maybe y'all could say which ones you think are helpful?

Tomatoes: Why all the Earth Boxes?????

Beginner Gardener Question

Vegetable Gardening: My Great Experiment (EB's vs Verticals)

Vegetable Gardening: Cukes in an Earth Box

Vegetable Gardening: Earth box help needed

Vegetable Gardening: Growing with Earthbox

Vegetable Gardening: Earthbox staking system or not?

Vegetable Gardening: How are my earthbox gardeners doing?

Vegetable Gardening: Earthbox Corn 08

Vegetable Gardening: Q for all you EB experts

Tomatoes: New EarthBox with their staking system - question

Tomatoes: New Redesigned Earthbox

Tomatoes: Earth Boxes

Tomatoes: You EB people have done it now

Tomatoes: Earthbox Tomato growers


Container Gardening: EarthBoxes ?

Container Gardening: Do I use dolomitic lime in ALL my Earth boxes?
Container Gardening: Gardener's Supply grow box

Container Gardening: "potting soil" versus "potting mix" in Earthboxes

Container Gardening: Home made Earthbox

Herbs: My EB Herb Garden

Please check all these links out and be sure they work. I had to transfer them individually so was working between windows. :) I want to thank Karen for all her hard work in gathering all this information together. There was no way to copy everything, but this is a good portion of it. I wanted to leave some things for us to ask questions about! LOL If everyone approves these links I'll edit my chatter and ask for this to be a sticky?

edited to add the link on EB herb gardening.

This message was edited Sep 23, 2008 6:37 PM


Murfreesboro, TN
(Zone 7a)

September 22, 2008
12:38 PM

Post #5584067

This is a question for all of the DG members who asked for this forum:

do you want the other threads consolidated in this forum?

Before you answer, you should know this forum is open to posts from all registered members (subscribers or not.) We can change that to subscribers-only status, but we began with it open (as we do most new forums.) So if posts are moved from the subscribers-only forum, they will become open for all to read. (Linking to them in their current forums will only be helpful to subscribed members.)

Please let us know by posting once to this thread. (And just one post per member, please; it's not about debating or persuading others...just a simple casting of your personal "vote.")

Please indicate whether you would prefer to keep this new forum open or have it closed to subscribers only, and whether you want to see existing threads moved to this forum.

At the end of the week, we'll do a rough tally and make the best decision possible for the "stakeholders" of this new forum ;o)
Tuscaloosa, AL
(Zone 7b)

September 22, 2008
2:34 PM

Post #5584527


I vote for the forum to remain open to all members, not just subscribers only. The more the merrier!!

I do think those threads have a lot of information in them that would be of value to new EBers, and it would be good to move them here where everyone would have access.


Dallas, TX
(Zone 8a)

September 22, 2008
2:52 PM

Post #5584596

yes - open to all

yes - consolidate related threads to this new forum
Waaaay Down South, GA

September 22, 2008
4:43 PM

Post #5585101

Edited to say, I'm more comfortable on a closed forum but will go with the majority, providing that I'm understanding that only subscribers can read posts that are moved from closed forums. :)

This message was edited Sep 22, 2008 2:06 PM
Mid-Cape, MA
(Zone 7a)

September 23, 2008
3:00 AM

Post #5587548

I vote for the forum to remain open to all members and the related threads should be consolidated into this forum.


Camilla, GA
(Zone 8a)

September 23, 2008
4:48 AM

Post #5587910


I vote for the forum to remain open to all members and the related threads should be consolidated into this forum.

Waaaay Down South, GA

September 23, 2008
4:14 PM

Post #5589176

We have at least 1 member of this forum who hasn't been able to post yet due to Ike. She did post in the original request forum but hasn't been able to post yet. There might be others. Would it be possible to wait on a vote on whether to keep this an open or closed forum until all of our EB'ers have had a chance to find us and post?


Murfreesboro, TN
(Zone 7a)

September 23, 2008
4:26 PM

Post #5589217

This is currently an open forum. There's no rush on moving any threads into this forum, although it's usually best to try to get those "housekeeping" tasks taken care of early on.

To clarify, if threads from elsewhere are moved to this forum (and the majority vote is to keep the new forum open), they will become visible and accessible to all registered members.

It doesn't matter to me which way the majority wants to go, but a few things to keep in mind:

Most of our gardening forum threads don't have any private or sensitive content; they would be perfectly safe to share with anyone and everyone in the world.

We have some closed forums, such as the Parking Lot, which are intended for conversations that you may not want the entire world to be privy to. But even there, it's pretty easy to see that a $5 two-month subscription isn't a very high hurdle to keep people from wandering in "off the street."

With 7,000 or so subscribers, a thread in a "closed" forum should never be mistaken for a private conversation you might have around your kitchen table ;o)
Westbrook, CT
(Zone 6a)

September 26, 2008
1:40 PM

Post #5601521

I'm comfortable with this forum being open to all.

I don't see the need for "consolidating" other threads, if you just post a reference to them as IO1 has done above.
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

September 27, 2008
6:06 PM

Post #5606265

A) If only this kitchen were large enough to hold a table.

B) Nothing posted, written, received, or even thought about on line anywhere should be thought of as "private" (How many hops has it taken to get there and what is running on that route?).

C) Having a large number of "open" forums can only serve to increase interest in the site and therefore increase the subscriber base in which everyone benefits from added knowledge and views.

Deland, FL

September 12, 2009
6:15 PM

Post #7055680

keep it open.i think it should have a type gardening tag so it's easy to find.
New Port Richey, FL

September 11, 2010
2:34 PM

Post #8093305

looking at the dates on these threads and wondering? what is or was the outcome? i'd be interested.
Sioux City, IA

July 10, 2011
1:49 PM

Post #8684411

oops...wrong thread. DELETE

This message was edited Jul 10, 2011 5:39 PM
Puyallup, WA

June 12, 2012
10:10 AM

Post #9162167

First time visitor to this forum on self contained gardening. I was quite hopeful to see all the links above, but unfortunately, each one is listed as subscriber only. Even though $20 may not sound like a lot to pay for this wonderful site, I simply do not have it.


(Zone 6a)

May 10, 2013
2:47 AM

Post #9515340

Hi I'm Susan and I'm an all around newbie, to gardening and/or building a system that'll work for a garden. I see a lot of information here, which is good because I'll really need it. As for putting links up top. I agree its never fun having to search a page for that one link you're looking for. You get side tracked and like me lose your spot


Everett, WA
(Zone 8a)

June 23, 2014
4:30 PM

Post #9875553


I hope this forum remains open to all members.

It would be nice if the related threads could be consolidated into this forum.


Murfreesboro, TN
(Zone 7a)

June 23, 2014
6:40 PM

Post #9875657

If you can send us links to stray threads that should be moved, we'll be happy to look through them with you and try to consolidate as much as possible.


Everett, WA
(Zone 8a)

June 24, 2014
1:01 PM

Post #9876370

Post #5576824 by IO1 has a list:

I'll keep my eyes open for newer related threads.


Murfreesboro, TN
(Zone 7a)

June 24, 2014
3:14 PM

Post #9876473

I moved the one that was in Beginner Gardening to here, but the others are in forums that are not entirely open to the public, and I think the reason for the list is because there was some resistance to moving those threads to an open, free forum.


Everett, WA
(Zone 8a)

June 24, 2014
3:40 PM

Post #9876505



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