SCRANTON, Pa., April 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- EarthBox® has recently introduced a product to address a growing concern for millions of gardeners – a lack of space. Many city dwellers, downsizing baby boomers, and young people who don't yet own a home still want to garden on their patios, decks, window sills, balconies or kitchen counters.
EarthBox® is meeting this need with the EarthBox® Junior, a container garden kit (http://earthbox.com/index.php/earthbox-systems/earthbox-junior.html) which uses the same sophisticated technology as the original EarthBox®, but at approximately half the size.
There is increasing interest in container gardening, particularly from urban gardeners who want to enjoy homegrown produce, but don't have much space. According to Bruce Butterfield, Market Research Director of the National Gardening Association, an estimated 17 percent of gardeners – or around 20 million households – use container gardens.
Frank DiPaolo, EarthBox's General Manager says of the EarthBox® Junior, "It's definitely been a consumer-driven product from customers who want homegrown vegetable without a garden. They told us they were interested in using our self-watering technology for greens, herbs and flowers they want to grow in small spaces."
EarthBox Junior eliminates guesswork by providing ideal growing conditions. Between controlling the soil used and delivering the perfect amount of water through a built-in bottom reservoir, success is practically guaranteed.
At 23" long x 7 ¼" high x 9 ½" wide/deep, Junior will grow two patio tomato plants or four types of herbs in the smallest of spaces. The kit is available for $24.95, or with potting mix and fertilizer for $32.95. Shoppers may order it online at www.earthbox.com or use the EarthBox Dealer Locator to find where to buy EarthBoxes at a local garden center.
Each EarthBox® Junior comes with complete instructions. For gardeners looking for additional tips, EarthBox® offers free videos on how to garden in containers. Container gardens have proven to be a practical option for people who want to enjoy fresh produce but have minimal space available to them. Now, thanks to the EarthBox® Junior, homegrown vegetables, herbs and flowers are growing in the smallest of spaces.
The patented EarthBox was introduced in 1994 after a decade of research by commercial farmers looking for a maintenance-free way to grow in ideal conditions. Since then, the EarthBox has been used in home gardens, commercial farms, schools and restaurants around the world. More information is available at www.earthbox.com.
Frank DiPaolo, General Manager