A Vegepod is the perfect vegetable planter for anyone who wants to grow their own fruit and vegetables. It is self-watering, easy to maintain and comes with a protective cover.
Vegepods are made from modular black plastic cells that are easy to snap together and are very durable. They also offer plenty of space for root vegetables and other edible plants to grow and thrive in.
1. Keep it clean
There’s no denying that vegepods are an incredible tool for growing your own vegetables, but it’s important to keep them clean. Keeping your pod free of dirt is not only a good idea for hygiene purposes, but it’s also a simple way to improve the performance of your plants.
The first step in keeping your pod clean is to make sure it’s well positioned and free of any debris, such as tyres, nettles or even soil that could be hiding pests like slugs and snails. This can be achieved by removing the netted canopy when not in use and positioning the Vegepod in an open position, such as a fence or wall.
Another simple tip is to make sure your seeds are sown into the pod properly, using the deeper sections as guidelines. This will maximise your vegetable yield, especially if you combine fast growing crops like carrots, radishes and parsnips with slower growing vegetables that may need more space, such as tomatoes, pea shoots or salads.
2. Keep it dry
If you’ve ever wished you could grow vegetables conveniently without having to dig up a soil bed, a Vegepod is perfect for you. It comes with a self-watering system and a protective cover that helps create a microclimate ideal for your vegetable plants.
It’s important to make sure that your vegepod is watered regularly and consistently. During dry weather or when you’re away from your garden, it can be difficult to know how much to water your plants.
The Vegepod is designed to be self-watering and has a wicking system that allows the dry soil at the base of the pod to wick up water to your plants’ roots. This means that it will be able to keep your plant’s soil consistently moist for weeks, up to three weeks without having to top up the water reservoir.
The Vegepod is also a great space to sow a variety of seeds that will grow together, for example radish and carrots. This will give you the advantage of combining quick growing crops with slow-growing varieties, as well as allowing you to maximise the space in your Vegepod.
3. Keep it clean again
Vegepods are designed to keep your plants safe from pests, but they can also get a little dirty. The quickest way to clean a vegepod is to lift the lid, and give your plant roots a good scrubbing with a damp cloth or sponge.
One of the most interesting things about Vegepods is their watering systems – a clever wicking system which allows moisture to be drawn from a reservoir at the base of your vegepod to the top, where it can soak into your plants’ soil. The trick is to not overwater your plants!
A vegepod is a great way to grow lettuces, radishes, herbs, and other cool weather vegetables. The best part is they can be grown year round! But be warned that they aren’t as hardy as some garden varieties, and so be sure to check on them from time to time for signs of pests. You don’t want to be caught off guard by a slug or snail!
4. Keep it clean again
Vegepods are really easy to keep clean again, you can easily wipe down the inside of your Vegepod with a damp cloth or sponge and you can also use the mist spray on top of the Vegepod to rinse away any dirt. You can even place a bucket or container underneath your Vegepod to collect any excess water that drains out of the overflow hole on the base of the Vegepod.
Using your Vegepod can be pretty rewarding, it’s almost failproof and there are few things more satisfying than seeing your vegetables grow. But like any garden, you need to do a bit of work in order to keep your vegepods healthy and happy.