I switched to earthboxes 1/2 way through my second grow becuase I needed to be able to rotate the plants better for spider control and light control. I have used earthboxes out side for tomatoes. Amazon oftne has the best prices, 55$ plus free shipping. At the same time I moved to EB I was convinced to try Ocean forest potting soil,,, now about three weeks later the grow is going fine, but I have some issues and need advice and thoughts. I read the HT article on using EB , and ocean forest and was lead to belive that that OF would wick water up to the plants,,,,, I am not finding that to be true. anyone else notice this? please confirm of deny this experince. I am having to top water the boxes twice a week and top feed. This is fine, I then catch extra water in run off tray, its easier to empty than lifting pots. EB were desgined to be used with potting mix.... a soilless mixture, that will wick water. Also , the ocean forest feels damp all of the time, even when plants say they are thirsty, and the ocean forest feels cold all of the time. most strange. so I am not sold on the OF as a potting medium for senior plants. ( i liked it for vegging) soiless mixtures in the EB are supposed to be fed a time release fertilizer, a big no no for our plants. my next grow will be in these boxes in four weeks. Here are my options. the goal is for the plants to have steady access to water and food, the key to great plants. 1 try potting mix,,, now available for the next three months at the local stores,,, but it has no food in it, so how do I feed? risk putting flora nova in the water and praying? I know top feeding works.but with potting mix I can make it too wet and drown roots,,,, soo bad. 2 use potting mix on bottom of EB, ocean forest in the middle, or better grade potting soil for food, and then do some top feeding with flora nova. hopefully not drowning roots. 3 use good quality potting soil, and put wicking mats in the bottom of the EB to draw water up and proceed to top feed. Please if you have used EB and had these issues , post a bit, I like the EBs, and I am going to make them work right for indoor grows. I will make it simple, this is just the painful think about it, do it right curve.