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My Black Thumb

Now that it’s spring, I have decided to try to grow something. Glenn ordered me this a href=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000YHEAZU?ie=UTF8tag=wwwviolentkicomlinkCode=as2camp=1789creative=9325creativeASIN=B000YHEAZU”EarthBox Garden Kit/aimg src=”http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wwwviolentkicoml=as2o=1a=B000YHEAZU” width=”1″ height=”1″ border=”0″ alt=”” style=”border:none !important; margin:0px !important;” / weeks ago and it has been sitting in the garage where I feel guilty every time I step over the big box to get to the car. He ordered it because I am always talking about wanting to “live off the land” and grow things on my own in case of a famine but I had no idea he took me seriously. br /br /Anyway, today I had the morning off and decided that come hell or high water, I was putting this thing together and planting something in it–preferably strawberries or some kind of vegetable. No, it was not hard to put together. It was easy. I am just mechanically challenged as screwing a few casters into a tub and putting a plastic screen and water tube in place for the plants is pushing the limits of my abilities. br /br /But enough about that. This box looks kind of neat. It is a href=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000YHEAZU?ie=UTF8tag=wwwviolentkicomlink_code=as3camp=211189creative=373489creativeASIN=B000YHEAZU”described/a as a: br /br /blockquotemaintenance-free, high-tech growing system makes it easy to control soil conditions for less guesswork and more yields. In fact, the patented EarthBox more than doubles the yield of conventional gardens its size, with less fertilizer, less water and virtually no effort! With no digging or weeding to do, vegetables, fruits, herbs and flowers grow bigger, tastier and faster in the EarthBox!/blockquotebr /br /I have always wanted to grow strawberries and everyone in my family loves them. I will let you know if I can get anything to grow in this contraption –believe me, it will be a miracle if I do. If I don’t blog about it at all in the next six months, it probably means something really bad happened to my plants and I am too embarrassed to let you all know that the curse of my black thumb continues. br /br /If you have any tips on growing vegetables or strawberries etc., please drop a line in the comments.br /br /UPDATE: Here’s a picture of the finished product!br /br /a onblur=”try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}” href=”http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_6XsGr86A1rs/R_ZXI6zeODI/AAAAAAAAADc/nMm3-4E4rqY/s1600-h/earthboxsm.jpg”img style=”display:block; margin:0px auto 10px; text-align:center;cursor:pointer; cursor:hand;” src=”http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_6XsGr86A1rs/R_ZXI6zeODI/AAAAAAAAADc/nMm3-4E4rqY/s320/earthboxsm.jpg” border=”0″ alt=””id=”BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5185427831699421234″ //a