Setting Up Your Raised Garden Bed

1
Easy Assembly
Just slide and click together. A 2m x 1m Vegepod with cover can be assembled in 1 hour.
2
Easy to Fill
Just use a good quality bagged potting mix.
Small Vegepod – 5 x 25L bags
Medium Vegepod – 9 x 25L bags
Large Vegepod – 18 x 25L bags
3
Plant Away
Once your Vegepod is filled with a good quality potting mix – just plant it out.

ASSEMBLY

READ THE USER GUIDE

The Vegepods are quite easy to put together especially if you follow the User Guides.

If you have any issues – READ THE USER GUIDE AGAIN

If you don’t have a User Guide download one

VEGEPODS

User guide (PDF) LARGE VEGEPOD 2m x 1m
User guide (PDF) MEDIUM VEGEPOD 1m x 1m
User guide (PDF) SMALL VEGEPOD 0.5m x 1m

VEGECOVERS

User guide (PDF) LARGE COVER 2m x 1m
User guide (PDF) MEDIUM COVER 1m x 1m
User guide (PDF) SMALL COVER 0.5m x 1m

STANDS

User guide (PDF) LARGE STAND 2m x 1m (download medium stand also)
User guide (PDF) MEDIUM STAND 1m x 1m
User guide (PDF) SMALL STAND 0.5m x 1m

If you are missing any parts or there is something broken – don’t hesitate to contact us at info@vegepod.com.au

Filling your Vegepod

The easiest way to fill a Vegepod is to use a good quality bagged potting mix. This is available from all Garden Centres and most hardware stores. Generally the more expensive the potting mix the better results you will get.

You can also substitute a portion of the potting mix for Perlite or Vermiculite. These will help lighten the soil allowing plants roots to grow more easily. They also retain water so you are able to reduce the amount of watering. You will need to look for this online as most garden centres only sell it in 5 litre bags. A large Vegepod can use 100 litres.

potting_mix

Fertilising

We use bagged cow manure, you can use, chicken manure, compost, mushroom compost or any other natural fertiliser. We also use Seasol which helps promote root growth.

Method

Always ensure you fill the Vegepod right to the top.
The self-watering reservoir is designed to operate at maximum efficiency when this is the case. You can even fill it past the rim as over time it will settle lower.

We use perlite at the bottom as the wicking properties of perlite are superior to potting mix. We fill the wells and 2cm on the trays as the first layer. We then add potting mix and cow manure in the bottom half combined with more of the perlite and mix this all together. (It is recommended you use a face- mask when pouring bagged potting mix.)

The top half of the soil should contain the rest of the potting mix and perlite combined. It is a good idea to keep the cow manure lower so as to prevent the roots of seedlings from burning. The roots will soon find the fertiliser when the plant requires it.

It is fine to use straight potting mix – the following mixes are optional

Small Vegepod

  • Requires 5 Bags (25L) of quality potting mix
  • WITH PERLITE
  • 3 bags (25L) potting mix
  • 1 bag (25L) cow manure
  • (25L) perlite
  • WITHOUT PERLITE
  • 4 bags (25L) potting mix
  • 1 bag (25L) cow manure

Medium Vegepod

  • Requires 9 Bags (25L) of quality potting mix
  • WITH PERLITE
  • 5 bags (25L) potting mix
  • 2 bags (25L) cow manure
  • (50L) perlite
  • WITHOUT PERLITE
  • 7 bags (25L) potting mix
  • 2 bags (25L) cow manure

Large Vegepod

  • Requires 18 Bags (25L) of quality potting mix
  • WITH PERLITE
  • 10 bags (25L) potting mix
  • 4 bags (25L) cow manure
  • (100L) perlite
  • WITHOUT PERLITE
  • 14 bags (25L) potting mix
  • 4 bags (25L) cow manure

‘Go To Town We Always Say’

Pack as much as you like in a Vegepod, the cover provides a great growing environment.
Some plants will struggle while others thrive. Experiment, try more plants or less plants and see what works for you. Try growing from seed or for the impatient – just buy punnets of seedlings.

Example quantities

  • Small Vegepod – 3 punnets
  • Medium Vegepod – 5 punnets
  • Large Vegepod – 8 punnets

planting3

Punnets of seedlings are available from all garden centres and some larger hardware stores or the best place is your local food market. They range in price a bit – from about $3 at the markets to about $6 or more in some of the garden centres. Things like lettuce, silverbeet or asian greens will come with 8 or 10 plants in a punnet.

Of course quality varies – if the sellers punnets have just arrived they look great, a week later some of them are a little sad. Thats why markets are usually the best place to buy.

What to look out for

If they look healthy and vibrant then they generally are and will handle the transplant well. Always check the leaves of the seedlings, underneath as well. Grubs or aphids might be found, if so leave those alone. Grubs aren’t too bad in a covered Vegepod as you can find and eliminate them. But aphids are harder to control without using sprays.

Carrot seedlings are difficult as you need to separate each plant very carefully, meaning you will be removing the soil from them. This will cause the plant distress and take a little longer to start growing. Individual punnets make life much easier especially leafy greens, they can rebound immediately and you can be eating them a few weeks later.

Watering in

Always give them a good watering in. Using the mist-spray for this is ideal as you won’t flatten your precious seedlings. If using a hose or watering can then pick them back up after watering.

+ Assembly

ASSEMBLY

READ THE USER GUIDE

The Vegepods are quite easy to put together especially if you follow the User Guides.

If you have any issues – READ THE USER GUIDE AGAIN

If you don’t have a User Guide download one

VEGEPODS

User guide (PDF) LARGE VEGEPOD 2m x 1m
User guide (PDF) MEDIUM VEGEPOD 1m x 1m
User guide (PDF) SMALL VEGEPOD 0.5m x 1m

VEGECOVERS

User guide (PDF) LARGE COVER 2m x 1m
User guide (PDF) MEDIUM COVER 1m x 1m
User guide (PDF) SMALL COVER 0.5m x 1m

STANDS

User guide (PDF) LARGE STAND 2m x 1m (download medium stand also)
User guide (PDF) MEDIUM STAND 1m x 1m
User guide (PDF) SMALL STAND 0.5m x 1m

If you are missing any parts or there is something broken – don’t hesitate to contact us at info@vegepod.com.au

+ Filling/Soil

Filling your Vegepod

The easiest way to fill a Vegepod is to use a good quality bagged potting mix. This is available from all Garden Centres and most hardware stores. Generally the more expensive the potting mix the better results you will get.

You can also substitute a portion of the potting mix for Perlite or Vermiculite. These will help lighten the soil allowing plants roots to grow more easily. They also retain water so you are able to reduce the amount of watering. You will need to look for this online as most garden centres only sell it in 5 litre bags. A large Vegepod can use 100 litres.

potting_mix

Fertilising

We use bagged cow manure, you can use, chicken manure, compost, mushroom compost or any other natural fertiliser. We also use Seasol which helps promote root growth.

Method

Always ensure you fill the Vegepod right to the top.
The self-watering reservoir is designed to operate at maximum efficiency when this is the case. You can even fill it past the rim as over time it will settle lower.

We use perlite at the bottom as the wicking properties of perlite are superior to potting mix. We fill the wells and 2cm on the trays as the first layer. We then add potting mix and cow manure in the bottom half combined with more of the perlite and mix this all together. (It is recommended you use a face- mask when pouring bagged potting mix.)

The top half of the soil should contain the rest of the potting mix and perlite combined. It is a good idea to keep the cow manure lower so as to prevent the roots of seedlings from burning. The roots will soon find the fertiliser when the plant requires it.

It is fine to use straight potting mix – the following mixes are optional

Small Vegepod

  • Requires 5 Bags (25L) of quality potting mix
  • WITH PERLITE
  • 3 bags (25L) potting mix
  • 1 bag (25L) cow manure
  • (25L) perlite
  • WITHOUT PERLITE
  • 4 bags (25L) potting mix
  • 1 bag (25L) cow manure

Medium Vegepod

  • Requires 9 Bags (25L) of quality potting mix
  • WITH PERLITE
  • 5 bags (25L) potting mix
  • 2 bags (25L) cow manure
  • (50L) perlite
  • WITHOUT PERLITE
  • 7 bags (25L) potting mix
  • 2 bags (25L) cow manure

Large Vegepod

  • Requires 18 Bags (25L) of quality potting mix
  • WITH PERLITE
  • 10 bags (25L) potting mix
  • 4 bags (25L) cow manure
  • (100L) perlite
  • WITHOUT PERLITE
  • 14 bags (25L) potting mix
  • 4 bags (25L) cow manure
+ Planting

‘Go To Town We Always Say’

Pack as much as you like in a Vegepod, the cover provides a great growing environment.
Some plants will struggle while others thrive. Experiment, try more plants or less plants and see what works for you. Try growing from seed or for the impatient – just buy punnets of seedlings.

Example quantities

  • Small Vegepod – 3 punnets
  • Medium Vegepod – 5 punnets
  • Large Vegepod – 8 punnets

planting3

Punnets of seedlings are available from all garden centres and some larger hardware stores or the best place is your local food market. They range in price a bit – from about $3 at the markets to about $6 or more in some of the garden centres. Things like lettuce, silverbeet or asian greens will come with 8 or 10 plants in a punnet.

Of course quality varies – if the sellers punnets have just arrived they look great, a week later some of them are a little sad. Thats why markets are usually the best place to buy.

What to look out for

If they look healthy and vibrant then they generally are and will handle the transplant well. Always check the leaves of the seedlings, underneath as well. Grubs or aphids might be found, if so leave those alone. Grubs aren’t too bad in a covered Vegepod as you can find and eliminate them. But aphids are harder to control without using sprays.

Carrot seedlings are difficult as you need to separate each plant very carefully, meaning you will be removing the soil from them. This will cause the plant distress and take a little longer to start growing. Individual punnets make life much easier especially leafy greens, they can rebound immediately and you can be eating them a few weeks later.

Watering in

Always give them a good watering in. Using the mist-spray for this is ideal as you won’t flatten your precious seedlings. If using a hose or watering can then pick them back up after watering.

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