I’ve been growing my own fruit and vegetables since 2012 now, and every weekend my partner looks at me in horror when I come home with even more plants or ten more sacks of soil for him to carry from the car to my garden. I’m currently growing potatoes, broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, grapes, blueberries, lemons, limes, oranges, beans, peas, strawberries, capsicums, brown onions, THE LIST GOES ON. Long story short – I’m obsessed with gardening. I’ve never been scared to get my hands dirty, which if you saw my Instagram you would be surprised.
So this Spring, I wanted to up my game and what better than with a Vegepod. I first saw them on Instagram then in my local garden stores, after I finally got one… I need three more. I have the large Vegepod with the stand and it is absolutely brilliant.
- They are super easy to construct (took me under an hour and a half alone). Sturdy and good quality.
- Gardening with the Vegepod on a stand has made it maintenance and harvest of my plants a breeze. And my knees and back are thanking me!
- I’ve always been a fan of container gardening mainly because I rent where I live and because I can control the growth and quality in a seperate environment away from the ground.
- NO PESTS! By using the polyethylene knitted mesh, it protects my crops from UV and pests. The cover also creates a greenhouse by helping manage temperature. It does this by how much air and water it allows to penetrate.
- Self Watering! Hello?! If I leave for the weekend, I no longer need to rely on a flatmate to water my plants for me! Veggie health is ensured with its awesome self-watering technology and waters the plants from below. Their website boasts that plants can last weeks without watering inside the Vegepod because of its wicking system (see in gallery above).
- REDUCED WATER USAGE: Ok so while we are talking about water, let’s talk about waste. Their unique wicking system in the bottom of the Vegepod reduces water usage by up to 80 percent. How’s that for your water bill, Karen?
- Tomatoes all year round! Swap out the knitted mesh canopy to the plastic one for Winter and you’ve got yourself a green house.
Currently I have some capsicum growing and I can’t wait to pack my Vegepod with even more green goodies!
By Caitlan Mitchell