Sustainable Growing With Plastic Pods

Sustainable Growing With Plastic Pods

A lot of people who buy our Vegepods ask us about our polypropylene plastic, eco-climate covers and containers.  Are they necessary?  Are they sustainable? What about timber or corrugated iron frames? What is Sustainability?   A recent study from the Australian Institute found failed first attempts were a significant barrier to home gardening. ...
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Raised Beds Versus In-Ground Gardening

Raised Beds Versus In-Ground Gardening

'Saves my aching knees'. This was the immediate answer from one person who was recently asked by one of our Vegepod team why they had decided to invest in some raised beds for their backyard. Another of our team was also told by a friend that 'gardening is a ground-based activity and always will be'. These are just two of many views taken by peo...
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jamie durie with his kids and the vegepod

Jamie Durie Joins Vegepod

He’s been the face of horticulture on Australian television for years and now, in his next big move, he’s endorsed the Vegepod as his preferred raised bed garden for use in the home. A well-renowned and sought-after landscape artist, Jamie Durie has a reputation for bringing together top designers, contractors and horticulturists to create beaut...
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Jamie's Mission: Bringing Good Nutrition Into Every Aussie Home

Jamie's Mission: Bringing Good Nutrition Into Every Aussie Home

We're stoked to announce the joining of forces with Jamie Durie. Vegepod and Jamie are determined to bring homegrown veggies and herbs back to the Aussie way of life for everyone, whatever the abode! Let's not get too technical here, DIY nutrition is simply bloody easy with a pod. It's for everyone; the young and the old, rural and city, urbani...
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How To Grow Tomatoes in a Raised Garden Bed

How To Grow Tomatoes in a Raised Garden Bed

Picking fresh tomatoes from your garden to add to a homemade salad is a wonderful feeling. There’s nothing quite as fresh as a freshly grown tomato and it’s no wonder so many Australians are discovering the beauty of growing produce in their own backyards. But how do you grow tomatoes in a raised garden bed? You can improve your tomato success b...
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How To Start A Container Garden

How To Start A Container Garden

If you don’t have much space in your backyard – or if you have a paved courtyard – a container garden could be the perfect way to add some beautiful greenery into your outdoor space. And even if you do have a large green space, a container garden can be one of the best ways to plant herbs and vegetables – or even flowers! – without having to go ...
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The 3 Tips To Saving Water At Home

The 3 Tips To Saving Water At Home

Water: there's plenty of it, right? Actually, no. Fresh water is in extremely limited supply around the world, which is why we've all heard about places where people are thirsty and food production is difficult. But water shortages and droughts are something we also know a lot about here in Australia. And as we all know too, water costs us a con...
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Is Soil Really Soil?

Is Soil Really Soil?

When you are planting a garden, how can you be sure the soil you are using is good for your plants? When can you be sure the soil is really soil? For soil to be beneficial for your garden, it needs to provide your plants with the nutrients they need to grow. Good, clean and rich soil can create a thriving garden. However, use contaminated soil t...
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5 Produce Pests And How To Beat Them

5 Produce Pests And How To Beat Them

It can be tempting to want to spray chemicals all over your garden to try and rid it of pests. But there are some natural solutions to eliminate produce pests, and the methods might surprise you. Slugs Slugs don’t look pretty and they don’t make your garden attractive with the holes they make in your leaves. But there is a simple solution to g...
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