Manatee County commercial tomato farmer Blake Whisenant knows what home gardeners want. They want ripe, healthy tomatoes without a lot of fuss. Based on ideas used for 44 years in his commercial operation, Whisenant designed the EarthBox, a self-contained system with separate compartments for water, soil, fertilizer and plants. Perfect for a patio or balcony _ and for the gardener who doesn't want to spend hours weeding and feeding. Made of recycled plastic with a flexible cover, the EarthBox can be used to grow vegetables, herbs or flowers. It's $29.95 plus $4.95 shipping. Call 823-5900.