Having an organic produce patch in your back garden is a great way to ditch the chemicals and have a sustainable food source a few steps from your front door. It’s a rewarding feeling to be able to cook fresh produce you’ve grown in your own garden, and with the Vegepod, there’s no reason why you can’t. Organic vegetables are a wonderful way to eat ethically, as growing organically helps and protects the natural biodiversity of your garden. Besides, growing organic produce in raised garden beds isn’t as difficult as you might think.
Choosing an area to plant
Choosing a space in your garden for your Vegepod takes a little consideration. You should choose a spot that will let your plants photosynthesise as much as possible, inviting ideal veggie and leaf growth.
Separating your garden beds
To help avoid the spreading of diseases and the breeding of pests, try and plant similar produce together in patches
. For example, onions, beetroots and carrots work well in one patch, as do tomatoes, eggplants and capsicums.
Avoid pests getting into your vegetables
Pests can be a nuisance and there’s nothing worse than seeing your hard gardening work diminish due to a few slugs or snails. Try and plant flowers and herbs inside your Vegepod to build up strong disease and pest resistant vegetables. The Vegepod cover
is the only real way to put an end to voracious night-time predators.
Attract helpful insects
There are some insects you should welcome into your garden as they will help eliminate pests
. These include hoverflies, lacewings and ladybirds, which are all good at keeping away caterpillars and aphids. Your choice of soil can also have a big impact on growing your organic produce
. Keeping an organic garden is a very rewarding experience and, with a little bit of effort, you’ll soon see the fruits of your labour pay off.