If you’ve been a GAB Fan for any time at all, you know that I love Autumn Beauty sunflowers. I post a daily sunflower picture on my Garden Anywhere Box facebook page called, “Here Comes the Sun.”Sometimes it is what is in bloom that day and other times it is a random picture of a sunflower from the past few years. Autumn Beauty is not a particular kind of sunflower. It is a packet of assorted sunflower seeds. You plant them and wait to see what kinds of sunflowers you will get. The ones that are open right now are a deep, rich yellow with red streaks and a big brown head in the middle. Some sunflowers have been red. Others have been a bright yellow or a subdued yellow. Bees love sunflowers and can be found right in the middle of one helping to fluff out the head. These sunflowers do not produce seeds like the big Titan or Mammoth sunflowers. They are a cut and come again variety. They produce multiple flowers with 12-16 blooms per stalk. Autumn Beauty sunflowers are like a box of chocolates…less fattening…and you never know what you’re going to get. But, you know that you will get something good....Read More
Once you are ready to plant, it is up to you and the season to determine what you want to plant. We have a suggested planting guide on our website. These are just suggestions. Feel free to experiment with your Garden Anywhere Box. It is tempting to over-plant your box. We have done that. Sometimes it works great and other times, it’s too much. We have found that two tomato plants to a box is plenty plus an herb or two in the front of the box. You could also plant a tomato, pepper, cilantro and a few onions...Read More
We love to hear success stories about Garden Anywhere Box, but we also want to know if something is not working for you. We know that the boxes work and we want you to have success in the garden. Sometimes a customer will say, “these boxes don’t work.” When that happens, we have a checklist in our minds and start asking questions to get to the root of the problem. Did you read the instructions? This sounds obvious. We don’t ask to embarrass anyone, but you’d be surprised at how many people who have had trouble with their boxes don’t read the instructions. There aren’t many rules to follow to set up your Garden Anywhere Box system, but there are a few. It is important to read and follow the instructions to achieve gardening success. We list a step-by-step process in setting up GAB, but if you are still not sure about what to do, you can call or message. We are happy to walk you through setting up your boxes. We also have a video showing how to fill your boxes for planting. Did you use potting mix? To some people, potting mix and potting soil are the same thing, but there is a difference. Potting mix is lighter and is needed to wick up the water from the water reservoir. Soil is denser and will not properly...Read More
Larry planted Utah Tall celery from seed last January 2015. He transplanted it into a GAB…probably over-planted, but it worked. We took our box of celery to our audition for Shark Tank in April, to farmers markets, expos and the fair all last year. We let people sample it. It was amazing, btw…”tastes just like celery…lol”. It had flavor and tasted salty. So cool. After the fair, it was a little sparse from all of the sampling, but it bounced back after a little rest. In October is was bushy again and we again had it at the farmers...