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As someone who rents, I love the concept of the vegepod. I have the large version with two tables to support it.
My concerns are:
1. Canopy flies every time there is any wind
2. The spray system does reach the outer regions of the pod and plants that I located in order to climb up the arch have died. Adjusting the spray seems quite simple - change the location of the holes so it is more far reaching.
3. The clips for the arch do not seem to hold it securely & it keeps popping out.
4. I tried to call customer service to register my concern...
Great product, easy assembly and brilliant customer service to boot!
We purchased a 1m x 1m Vegepod with a stand on wheels.
Easy assembly and with the wheels, I can push it around the deck to get the get the best sun / rain / shade / shelter.
Upon assembly, one tiny part missing. Vegepod sent it to me quickly and all is good.
Cannot wait to see the garden grow!
Absolute Legends !
Vegepod company answered my complaint and sent me new attachments. The leaks are fixed and everything is now working well and plants are thriving in my small Vegepod at last.
Fantastic product, loving my fresh veggies
I bought a medium vegepod on a stand and love that I finally win the battle with the grubs for my lettuce. On a small lot, its great to be able to move it to chase the sun all year round.
Got 2 large with stands & their both full to the top. One has cherry tomatoes, snow peas & capsicum all staked & about 80cm in height, none get squashed by the hood, like someone below said. Lettuce, carrots, cucumbers, strawberries & heaps more in the other one. I use blood n bone every few weeks & they love it. Hose works great in both, & easy as to set up. We live in the middle of nowhere in QLD with stinking 40 degree heat all through summer, both pods are in full sun, not one bit of shade & everything thrives. No windburn! No sunburn! No bugs! 3 yr old granddaughter loves it. Thanks vegepod. Purchased from TVSN.
Purchased my VPod last Friday direct from the factory and had a great chat to Dave who supplied all I needed with some helpful tips. Thank you. I assembled my Vpod that night (with beer in hand) and firstly had a go with the written instructions (tricky) then used the videos which are fantastic. Not sure about the lead in music (my sharona) brought back memories of passion pop and harvey wallbangers!! Didn't get it right all the time but that was more my state of mind at the time and confirmed now that I have since reviewed the videos! Plants are happy. Love the ability of wheeling it around in my small courtyard. I am impressed, friends are impressed. Would purchase more if I had the room.
We had one large Vegepod and loved it so much we purchased another. We haven't experienced as yet any problems with pests, clips or anything else, but great to see that we can address it if we need. Extremely happy and already harvesting within 3 weeks :)
Not What I Expected
I found it hard to put together. Really is a two man job.
The hood kept coming off the base whenever I opened it and had to be slotted back in - very annoying
Hard to grow a combination ofl vegetables - especially a combination of tall and short as the only place tall ones can grow is in the middle otherwise the plant is squashed by the shape of the hood
The sprayer inside the hood kept coming away from the hose so I had to water by hand which meant lifting the lid which meant reattaching the lid as it kept detaching itself.
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I got a small vegepod for my apartment balcony. It's hard to grow veges on the balcony as we get a bit of wind.
Was very excited to get the call to say it had arrived, set it up and planted 4 different veges. They started to grow really well. My lettuce got aphids however that was easy to fix with sprays of pyrethrum for a couple of weeks. I had just started to do some harvesting when we got some strong winds. I was away at work when the canopy blew off, veges got severely wind damaged and I had to throw most of them out. I contacted vegepod...who said I was 'crazy' as wind didn't effect veges like I was describing. I sent photos of the damage. No response and no retract of the 'crazy' comment :-( Not a good business decision there. They did promise to send me extra clips to clip down the canopy more strongly. They took a while to arrive however have now had the clips for two weeks and they seem to be doing the job. Moral of the story... if you are in a windy area the vegepod is good however you MUST get extra clips otherwise the weeks you spend cultivating your veges will go up in smoke - or the wind as it may be.
We have two small ones and they are great, have grown all sorts of veggies and herbs successfully. However, there are two 'faults'. The product is presented as being pest free but this isn't the case as small insects get in easily through the gap between the canopy and pod itself. I've since put in sticky yellow insect catchers which does work but it is a real pain having to constantly change them as they fill up quickly with dead insects. So, a long way from being pest free. The other issue is that the ends of the canopy frames are rusting, not a good look. It isn't the nuts and bolts as they are plastic.
So happy with my 1st, I bought 2 more!
I bought a large Vegepod and was very pleased with the way my vegies grew so quickly without bird or bugs stealing my seedlings. So, I decided to buy 2 more large Vegepods but haven't managed to put them up yet as the weather hasn't been very nice. I'm hoping I can get them put together by the time my next lot of seedlings are ready to plant out.
I get to eat my veggies - not the possums!
I bought the small one; it's big enough to service our small household with fresh greens every day. I had been trying to grow them in pots and in the ground but the crops were puny and nibbled by possums. Love my vegepod - all my veggies are now eaten by me!
Setting up 7 large vegepods
Ensembled 7 large pods stands and covers
All by myself, extremely happy excited with the quality of the product, will be filling and planting in few weeks time, working out a system to water all 7 pods same time, highly recommend it and excellent customer service
Should have got one sooner
Absolutely fantastic. Great way for a newbie Gardner (me) to learn and get my daughter involved. Great info on the website to, feel very supported. So good I bought 3
If I could give 100 stars, I would.
As soon as I planted a large one, I wanted another.
Fresh salad on my plate just two weeks after planting, the kids are loving eating fresh lettuce.
Ive set a timer up on the tap which makes for super easy watering. Great work guys !!
We have the best broccoli that I have ever grown. Don't have to worry about the white moth. Also have grown carrots lovely and straight. Also peas. My grandson eats them like lollies. I am finding I am watering more than suggested. I have the pods in a very sheltered courtyard. The soil feels dry after a couple of days. I am testing it right at the bottom. I think the broccoli are very thirsty. I have 12 full size plants plus a brussel sprout plant. Not doing as well but interesting to grow. The other pod I have peas and carrots and they are not using as much water.
bolts rusting on legs
When I saw Vegepod's in Elsternwick and on TV thought best item i had seen and purchased a few. They are fiddly to put together. The plants with good soil premium works well. The disappointment in first ones is that the leg bolts have rusted and will need to be replaced and Vegepod should supply with recall....
Possum is disappointed.
No more thieves in the night! Even though we get limited sunlight the veges grow better in there. The tomatoes are healthier and even coriander and rocket grows. We've had it for two years and the canopy frame has rusted a fair bit but doesn't feel weak yet. The clips don't stay in but I read you've improved them, so good on you for that. How about making a tall version for tomatoes and beans?
Great growing space and pest free. The only problem is the lid keeps coming off. Needs better clips to hold it on. Great otherwise and would love to get another one
Love my large Vegepod so easy to assemble, a really nice height no bending. I check my Veges every morning . The seedlings grow so quick without being attacked by little unwelcomed leaf niblers . Never have grown vegetables before but with the help of the vegepod family on Facebook I have learnt a lot . I do highly recommend the vegepod .
Very Versatile Vegepod
Two weeks of growing tomatoes, basil, capsicum, lettuce, kale and edible violas, I am picking lettuce and kale leaves and they are just delicious. Basil also fine to pick. Yum
October 5th 2017 Update: Plant Ahead Reminder with Vegepod
With the warm weather upon us, a reminder to plant ahead so as we are not running out of our salad mixes etc. I have today planted lettuce and beetroot seedlings amongst my existing lettuce and kale so as to continue my supply. Still enjoying the blossoming produce and we have had some wonderful, much needed rain here on the Sunshine Coast. ☔️
We love our Vege Pod
We love our Vege Pod.
Great product and Australian.
Highly recommended, we are super happy.
It takes a bit of patience and effort to put together however worth it once done.
Great solution to pesky possums!
Love my Vegepod and can finally grow something in the back garden not demolished by the possums. I have found that the lid clips don't hold on properly - it drives me nuts trying to slide the 4 seperate little pieces back into the frame to hold the lid in place every time I open it. How can I get better clips? I bought mine at the Melbourne Garden show and other than the clip problem, it's brilliant!
Best vege garden ever!
After struggling with my vege patch out in the open, the difference with the new vegepod is huge! My veges are protected and growing at a phenomenal rate. I'm very happy!
illustrations rather than photocopies of photographs would be far more easy to understand, my instructions looked very much like photocopies of photocopies of photocopies , certainly the product fitter together well
Questions & Answers
Can I turn a large vegepod into 2 x medium vegepods?
How many bags does it take to fill a large vegepod?
Not sure that I am qualified to answer this. In my limited experience each vegepod comes with its own accessories including cover which cannot be divided to make two. I used a lot of soil (did not count the bags). Overall it’s an expensive exercise hope it’s worth it in the long run.
Live in Canada what do people do in winter with the pod?
Watch the snow cover it. Just a joke, I live in Vancouver.
Is the cover for a vegepod temperature sensitive. I am finding the cover hard to install at 16 C. Does it become more pliable and stretch at higher temperatures?
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