If you have been receiving updates on my gardening and green house experience I wanted to share this with you. Since I live in the Las Vegas we are well known for the heat, temperatures can reach 110 where I live in the city and it makes it very difficult to grow vegetables for my kitchen, and where I live I have what is called desert landscape, (no yard with dirt) thus my reason to contact Grow Patch™ to see about trying their Grow Box™ to grow some vegetables. Well I am happy to report that after receiving my Grow Box™ I was anxious to get started, but first, I had to start my plants. Since I already had tomatoes in planters and cucumbers have not worked for me, I thought this would be the best challenge.
So about May 6th I started the seed for cucumbers, now these do fine to get started and was successful. The next step was to use the Grow Box™ to transplant them. So with the easy instructions and necessary parts:
♦ The Grow Patch Box™ (comes in 2 pieces)
♦ Nutrient Patch™ (Provided to last for duration of growing plants)
♦ Planting Mat (Guide for placing plants)
And I provided the potting mix (I used a commercial brand from Lowes)
My son assembled the box that comes in 2 parts, filled the box with potting mix, then on top added the Nutrient Patch™ in the center we transplanted my cucumber plants that were about 3 inches with their first leaves. We filled with water (it will holds 4 gallons) filled every 4-5 days or as needed. And watching them grow.
The nutrient patch™ automatically adds all the fertilizer my plants will need and will last for up to 4 months. If growing perennials or herbs it would need to be replaced every 3 months.
We decided we would need a trellis for when the cucumber plants started to climb so my son built some to match the length of the Grow Box™ and tall enough to give them plenty of room to grow. This way it will keep them up off the ground and give them a better chance to produce well.
The Grow Box™ was created for the perfect environment for growing vegetables and flowers, is great for small areas like apartments, patios, and like me hard to grow areas.
You can start with seeds in the GrowBox™ so theres no need to transplant. Use the grow mat to decide how far apart depending on seeds you choose.
Storage for winter, just remove and discard the Nutrient Patch™ cover and scoop out the fertilizer remnants. Let mother nature rinse and compost the soil and old roots over the winter for an even better crop next season.
I have already tied my cucumber up with floral tape to help them climb the trellis. They are doing awesome and I look forward to having some Cucumbers in a couple of months. I love homegrown cucumbers they are so much better than store bought and have more nutrition. Check out 11 Amazing Benefits of Cucumbers used in smoothies.
You can find tons of growing information on their website @ GrowBox
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The best part is I was offered to have a giveaway on my blog, so watch for that in the next few days!