Rev 3.3 New EarthTainer III Guide Now Available - June 23

rnewste(8b NorCal)June 23, 2011

The revised Rev 3.3 EarthTainer III Construction Guide is now available at this link:

http://earthtainer.tomatofest.com/pdfs/EarthTainer-Construction-Guide.pdf

The key addition is the option for the taller 76 inch cage from Burpee, versus the Gurney's 60 inch cage system. I've also simplified the cage mounting and removal process, as well as some other enhancements.

Four rung 32" Gurney's cage foreground; Five rung 40" Burpee base cage background

I recommend the Burpee cage over the Gurney's product as it is not only taller by 16 inches, but is made of a thicker gauge galvanized steel. The Gurney's cage is 9/64" while the Burpee cage is 10/64". While 1/64" may not sound like a lot, if you do the Math - - it is 11% thicker.

As most of my plants are growing even taller than the 76" cages, the increased strength of the Burpee model will be added comfort:

(Goose Creek foreground; Brandywine from Croatia background)

Raybo

Here is a link that might be useful: Rev 3.3 EarthTainer III Guide

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bluebirdie(Z8 SF E Bay)

Hi Raybo,
Is this the version showcased in the newspaper a few weeks ago? Can't tell from that picture.

    Bookmark   June 25, 2011 at 2:14PM
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rnewste(8b NorCal)

bluebirdie,

I do not recall the EarthTainer newspaper article you reference. Can you point me to a link?

thanks,

Raybo

    Bookmark   June 25, 2011 at 4:38PM
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zzackey(8b GA)

I'm interested in your growing boxes. Are you the one I saw on here with 24 of them? If not that is ok. Hubby and I are trying to grow tomatoes in a two bucket SWC and have killed one so far. Maybe because of too much drainage. Would love to know about your growing boxes!

    Bookmark   June 25, 2011 at 5:31PM
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bluebirdie(Z8 SF E Bay)

Ray, I read it on the actual paper (Argus Newspaper Jun 10 2011 Home Garden ). But finally managed to find it online. It took me a while cuz I kept on spelling earthtainer wrong. Duh!

Here is a link that might be useful: Our Garden: Vegetable gardening in containers

    Bookmark   June 26, 2011 at 3:30PM
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