Vege­pod is one of the coun­try’s newest gar­den­ing in­no­va­tions al­low­ing peo­ple to eas­ily and suc­cess­fully grow their own veg­eta­bles.

NZ Gardener - - Letters -

Vege­pods mis­sion is to en­able ev­ery­one to grow some of their own pro­duce at their home or com­mu­nity space, wher­ever the lo­ca­tion and what­ever the sit­u­a­tion, be that a bal­cony, back­yard or com­mu­nity gar­den. They be­lieve ev­ery­one should not only gain from the ob­vi­ous phys­i­cal ben­e­fits of fresh or­ganic pro­duce, but also the men­tal and emo­tional well-be­ing re­wards.

The Vege­pod makes grow­ing your own veges easy by over­com­ing the key chal­lenges you of­ten face – mainly the wa­ter­ing re­quire­ments and the bugs!

Vege­pods unique self-wa­ter­ing sys­tem cap­tures and stores rain­wa­ter which plants can ac­cess con­tin­u­ally from be­low. There­fore, you don’t need to re­mem­ber to wa­ter your gar­den for weeks and you use 80% less wa­ter than a nor­mal vege patch.

The pro­tec­tive cover keeps out pests and an­i­mals such as white but­ter­fly, slugs, cats and birds and re­duces the need for weed­ing. The cover also cre­ates a warmer green­house mi­cro-cli­mate al­low­ing you to grow year round.

Vege­pods come in three sizes and are avail­able in 45 in­de­pen­dent stores na­tion-wide. Op­tional fea­tures in­clude win­ter cov­ers, stands and trol­leys. All the ma­te­ri­als are food-safe and the sim­ple as­sem­bly re­quires no tools. Ev­ery­thing is also con­ve­niently flat packed to fit in any size car. If you wish to find out more about Vege­pod and their raised gar­den beds go to www.vege­

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