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how successful are "growboxes" ("earthboxes") as seen in Mother Earth news? Answered

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My earthbox (real one) produced two tomato plants 5' tall that produced well in MA. The next year I had 2 cherry tomato plants (sweet 100s) that kept my kids in the back yard eating them like candy (couldn't measure -- lost too much to kids and birds). My home made one took 4 pole bean plants and I harvested enough last year (SF, CA area) to make 4 dinners, plus give 2 more away -- from 4 plants! And that box was sharing with chives, garlic and flowers.