Announcing Vegepod’s latest product! Yep, another one!
If you’ve owned a Vegepod, you probably have heard us recommend ‘Perlite’ for your soil mix. However, it can be hard to find, be quite expensive, or not of ideal quality! So, we created our own Vegepod Perlite-Plus with a special added mineral dust to ensure you get a kickstart to your Vegepod. It's also made right here in Australia.
At home, it’s up to you to source good sunlight and certified to premium standard potting mix. These two will always be good enough, however, perlite really is a fantastic addition. Vegepod Perlite-Plus is $45 for a 50 litre bag.
What is perlite?
It’s an organic volcanic sand that is heated in a furnace to form into rice bubble shapes, with Vegepod Perlite-Plus being of superior coarse grade. Cheaper versions or smaller grades are not so ideal for wicking beds.
What does it do?
We like to line the wicking wells to not only stop fine silts getting into the wicking bed, but to also provide a layer of absorbing perlite that will assist with the wicking process. We also mix it through the soil to keep it aerated, light and fluffy.
Even better, the Vegepod Perlite-Plus has activated rock dust throughout. This provides nutrients, balances soil and improves flavour of your veggies. By activated, we mean that it is in a form that’s fine enough to be properly absorbed into the plant’s roots.
You can buy it from our website here.
Check out how to use Vegepod Perlite Plus video and our How to Fill Your Vegepod recipe card below.