Mike Saraylian, 29, owner and operator of Harvest to Home, rents out Earth Boxes for growing vine vegetables and fruits. The boxes, he said, are somewhat hydroponic, self-fertilizing and self-watering. For those who don’t want to do the gardening, but want the freshness that comes with organic food, Saraylian said, he’s got the secret.
What’s special about these boxes?
Typically when you have plants, you water them from the top. When you water from the top, you don’t know if it’s going all the way down. With the boxes, the plants sit in the soil and the roots travel to the bed of the water and pull up the water as it’s needed. It’s operated off of pressure.
Why do you rent them instead of selling them?
Because people don’t maintain them. You go to Home Depot and you get all your stuff, and in a month, people leave it alone and it ends up looking bad.