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Alternative Gardening: How many seasons can I use the potting mix in my earth box?

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lily_bud
Indianapolis, IN
(Zone 5b)

May 2, 2009
3:23 AM

Post #6491643

The earth box people say to replace the mix after 2 seasons. Is this necessary? Mine are filled with Miracle Grow potting mix and have been used for 2 seasons.

If I need to replace it, what would you recommend using?
gardenglory
Gainesville, FL
(Zone 9a)

May 2, 2009
1:25 PM

Post #6492526

Ive never changed mine, I figure with the mix that comes out with the roots, and that having to be replaced..Im good. I cant even imagine dumping all that mix out and starting over.

Do you plant in the spring and fall as well?
lily_bud
Indianapolis, IN
(Zone 5b)

May 2, 2009
10:24 PM

Post #6494523

I've just been planting one long summer season. The tomatoes and eggplants yield really well up to the first frost in October.
Tplant
Pembroke Pines, FL
(Zone 10a)

May 2, 2009
11:45 PM

Post #6494787

I used my Jungle Growth for at least three seasons adding more as I need it but now I've switched entirely to coco coir with excellent and clean results.It is fresh and clean and easier to work.

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Tplant
Pembroke Pines, FL
(Zone 10a)

May 2, 2009
11:46 PM

Post #6494794

This is what the coir looks like and all my veggies and flowers love it.

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