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The Earthbox gardening system

The Earthbox gardening system is the result of a dream and eight years of diligent research by Manatee County tomato farmer, Blake Whisenant. Blake was dedicated to

Flowers & Veggies

We have Tomatoes, Peppers, Onions, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Cabbage, Kale, Collards, Lettuce, Celery and other seasonal vegetable plants.

The EarthBox

Full-size Earthboxes come in a variety of covers, complete with 2 Mulch Covers, a water tube…

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Soils & Fertilizers

We carry 2 and 3 cubic ft. bags of a high quality potting mix. 6-8-10 vegetable fertilizer is sold in a…

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Flowers & Veggies

We have Tomatoes, Peppers, Onions, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Cabbage, Kale, Collards, Lettuce, Celery and other seasonal vegetable plants.

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Welcome to The Earthbox

Earthbox Garden Center

The Earthbox is owned and operated by Whisenant Farms and the Whisenant Family and is the home of the Earthbox container growing system. The Earthbox is the product of a lifetime dream and years of diligent research by Blake Whisenant, the inventor and patent holder. The Earthbox is based on the gradient system as recognized by Dr. C.M. Geraldson, Professor Emeritus of the University of Florida.

Blake began work on developing a container for growing vegetables and flowers in the late 1980s. This work resulted in the Earthbox, a revolutionary new way of gardening and the Earthbox was opened in 1996. Since that time, thousands of home gardeners have attended the free, twice weekly classes held at the Center in Ellenton and gone home to grow superb vegetables or flowers.

Stop by and see our garden and we will be happy to show you the benefits of the Earthbox. We can make your gardening easier, more productive and more water efficient. More than 50 years of vegetable growing expertise come with every Earthbox we sell, and we do everything we can to put you “in the green”. 

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Instructional Videos

Quickest and Easiest Way to Plant an EarthBox
How to replant an Earthbox
How to Plant a Junior Earthbox
How to tie tomatoes pt. 1
How to tie tomatoes pt. 2

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