SCRANTON, Pa., Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Two self-watering planters (http://earthbox.com/earthbox-systems.html) -- the EarthBox® and the compact EarthBox®Junior™-- recently earned top awards from the National Home Gardening Club.
The club consists of 400,000 gardening enthusiasts nationwide who share tips and advice on gardening. Members have the opportunity to test and review gardening products, ranging from seeds to power equipment.
Following testing, both the EarthBox and EarthBox Junior received the Member Tested and Recommended Seal of Approval. 97% of product testers said they would recommend EarthBox Junior, and 99% would recommend the EarthBox. The testers cited numerous factors that contributed to the high rating:
Self-watering planter. Testers appreciated how EarthBox provides the perfect amount of water, eliminating guesswork. The built-in water reservoir allows plants to take up the water they need, while any excess drains through an overflow hole. A product tester from Colorado Springs, CO remarked, "I don't have to try to decide if I need to water or not. I just make sure the reservoir stays full. It is a very easy way to grow plants."
Compact size. At 23" long by 9.5" wide, the EarthBox Junior is especially popular with beginning gardeners, apartment dwellers and downsizing baby boomers. One club member echoed the feeling of many of the product testers: "For anyone that has a need to plant on a patio or deck, or in limited space, this product is the ticket."
Portability. Numerous club members commented on EarthBox's portability. Junior's small size makes it easy to move, and the larger EarthBox comes with optional casters. One gardener from Rock Springs, WY noted, "Having casters makes it possible to roll into a garage on those nights where the temperature could get below freezing."
Results. Of course, results are the bottom line. Again, both EarthBox and EarthBox Junior gardening systems got high marks across the board. One product tester summed it up by saying "The plants grow like they are on steroids. This is an awesome product."
A variety of gardeners, from novices to veterans, rated both EarthBox® gardening systems high for convenience, ease of use, quality and design. These innovative self-watering planters are providing home-grown vegetables without a garden to young and old alike. EarthBox gardening systems are available at www.earthbox.com.
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