Orderd the parts for my vegypod on the 13/5/23 and reseved them on the 16/5/23 . Fastest delivery i've had ever.Show details
Good product but poor quality plastic connectors
Similar to other reviewers, the plastic Frame connectors are poor quality
We have owned the Vegepod for a few years. Whilst the overall design is good the vegecover frame connectors are made of POOR quality material and is NOT durable. They have all now broken and I have had to order new kits. I would have expected better quality given it's price.Show details
Love my vegepod!
I purchased a large vegepod from Flower Power and it came with a free bag of perlite. The instructional videos are easy to follow and we didn’t have any problems setting up the pod. Initially the sprinklers didn’t work but after a bit of twiddling the water flowed through. The plants grew at an amazing rate for the first 4 weeks. Then I noticed that the soil level, which initially was at the top of the pod, had dropped between 3-5 cm. This is not ideal and it’s difficult to add more potting mix once the plants are growing. I purchased the sugge... Read morested number of bags of potting mix and compost. I should have bought one bag and checked the quality. Unfortunately the stuff I bought was very poor quality despite being labelled premium. Anyway I have used liquid fertiliser and the plants have taken off. I love the height and the fact I don’t have to bend. The cabbages and other greens are grub free.
Veggies growing twice as fast. Great Product!
We bought a medium sized vegepod few weeks ago in Perth WA and planted that day. The vegetables in the pod are thriving and are visibly bigger and healthier compared to the excess seedlings (that we planted in some adjacent raised garden tubs right beside each other). For example, the zucchini are 4-5 times as bigger in the vegepod than those we planted in an adjacent raised garden tub. See attached picture.
FYI, both sets of veggies have a wicking system and use the same soil mix. We we so surprised at the difference in growth and plant health that we just went back and purchased a second Vegepod.Show details
After sales service
I recently wrote a negative review. However it appears my issue “fell through th cracks”. Since then I have received excellent service once Vegepod were aware of my concerns. It’s only fair then that I negate my previous review. Thankyou.
The Best Product and Service I Have Ever Experienced
This is simply the very best product and service I have ever purchased online or in store. The staff at Vegepod followed up on replacement of the cover that was torn on delivery and the missing perlite immediately, the product was easy to assemble (even by a novice tool handler), and has started growing Peas. I am so massively impressed with them, that I intend on getting quite a few more. Simply FABULOUS.Show details
This is gonna be good.
My Vegepod arrived today. Very fast delivery. Great courier service, no damage to any packaging.
Items immaculately packaged. Put it together myself, which is time consuming. Youtube assembly videos big help, funny too.I bought the large pod with stand. All items beautifully made, no parts missing, no alignment hassles. Looking forward to harvesting. Also bought 2 bags of Perlite.
Just ordered my third
This has to be the best way to grow food. Nothing can stop you if you have a Vegepod. Literally kilograms of delicious fresh food. I just stand and graze in the garden. Low water consumption is an extra bonus. I’ll be saving for my fourth.Show details
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Not bug proof
I’ve had my pod for about 6 weeks. I love my vegepod, I really do, everythigg be grows fantastically, but there’s a problem. When you close the canopy there’s a gap of about 2cm almost completely around. I’ve been battling caterpillars and other flying creatures who are stripping my crop… all my plants were from seeds so not brought in from shops etc… I’ve seen active moths in there in the evening. It’s a real shame, I thought this would be the answer to my bug problem in veggie patch. I give 4 stars as the concept is amazing and the wicking wells really encourage that fast growth. The canopy needs some work however to make it truly pest freeShow details
Vegepod good. Vegebag no good.
Over the years, I have bought three new Vegepods. The first was in August 2016. I assembled it shortly after, but did not get to fill and use it until August 2019. The second one I bought July 2019, and the third I bought May 2020. I find the fittings and stitching do not last well, otherwise I am relatively happy with the Vegepods.
The Vegebags are a different story. Bought 15 of them in Dec 2019. Bought them to give as gifts but only gave two away. I started using mine March 2020 - planted potatoes in some big ones and tomatoes in two others
Replacement base sent
I spent over 4 yrs researching the vege pod. The cost was pretty high for me so I saved and purchased a large pod in 2019 at a Melbourne flower and garden show. On receiving it one suppprt brace was missing and of the bolts weren't made properly, the grooves were missing. Last year when I emptied the pod one of the bases has a crack in it. It probably would have been better value to purchase a cheaper veggie bed from Aldis, the life span probably would have been more than 2.5 yrs.
I have since spoken with Simon and a replacement was sent.Show details
This is my third growing season with the large vegepod, and I am getting close to taking it down to the tip. Plastic parts in the lid grow brittle with sunlight, and had to be replaced. The winter cover also tore and I ended up throwing it away.
First year productivity was OK. Afterwards I was careful to follow instructions and restore soil etc., but I have seen big declines in productivity since. I suspect the the pod is optimized for dry, hot weather and simply does not cope worse in a moist temperate environment - or at least is a step dow... Read moren from the simpler, cheaper, and robust alternatives. Worst of all, the plants in the pod seem more bug prone than those in the rest of my garden - I'm now resorting to sprays and the like which I'd rather avoid. I wish I saved my money for a solid raised bed with cover.
Frame connectors poor quality
I have owned the Vegepod for approximately 3.5 years. Whilst the overall design is good the vegecover frame connectors are made of poor quality material and is NOT durable. They started cracking into the 2nd year of use and is now most connectors are no longer usuable requiring replacement. I had it in a partially shaded area. I would have expected better quality given it's price.Show details
I am 76 years of age but l was not sure of one part when putting it together so rang and left a message no response from them so I studied the parts on their website and worked it out. It was very easy to put together by watching the videos after me doing all the base my son came and did the canopy and the stand which was great. Now to see with the veggiesShow details
Great product with a couple of caveats
I've had a lot of success with my two large Vegepods over the four or five years I've had them. In general the putting together and construction are good and as a growing environment it is capable of great results. However I've also encountered some of the issues raised by other reviewers. In particular the size of the canopy. One was fine; the other quite tight. It went on but put some of the joints under stress. After a couple of seasons two of the joints gave up the ghost. Hence, the photo. So, canopies can on occasion be too small. One of t... Read morehe sprinkler setups was supplied dodgy but I preferred not to use them as it can lead to mould growth on the cover mesh. As with most veg growing it is best to water in the morning. Always save money and weight by mixing in mostly perlite and some biochar. Unlike recommended by Vegepod it is not necessary to replace the growing medium every year. I get good results by revitalising and replacing the lost organic matter with compost, rock dust and pelletized chook manure once a year. One last tip: in really hot weather don't bother with shade cover you can buy from Vegepod for $45. Just throw over your shade cloth and peg it down.
Questions & Answers
My misters were working fine and now not at all. Nothing changed with the pod. It seemed to happen overnight. Any suggestions as it’s very frustrating?
As we now live in a retirement village, our large Vege Pod in too big for the place. Are we able to just have 2 half ones?
I have a query regarding a constant drip from one of the spray misters on the top pipe of my large just installed vegepod. When the water is turned on, this spray mister just drips and as it is the second one from the hose outlet, it takes water meant for the last 2 misters while at the same time flooding the second bay of the pod.This occurred from the first time the pod was put together and the water pipe was connected to the hose.
I have tried a new spray mister but it appears that the hole in the pipe does not allow the mister to 'take' and to be tightened. All other misters are tight but this one was and is still loose. Any suggestions on how to rectify this issue? Should I try plumbers tape to try and seal the drip to rectify the problem?
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- The Vegepod Raised Garden Bed Kits are contained, making it easy to control the growth and quality of your veggies away from the ground and pests.
- It’s self-watering - a wicking system waters the plants from below the bed, letting your greenery last weeks without needing to be watered.
- A protective polyethylene knitted mesh cover protects your crops from pests and UV, and also regulates temperature by letting water and air get through.
- An overflow hole helps prevent the flooding of soil, so you’re not left with over-watered plants.
- This kit comes in a small, medium, and large size.
Points of praise:
- A number of reviewers reported that the pod’s mesh cover effectively protected their plants from the elements, and particularly helped seedlings survive even in high winds.
- They also said that the kit was easy to put together, even for gardening and DIY novices.
- According to reviewers, the pod’s self-watering worked well, which made maintaining their gardens very low maintenance.
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