Protects plants from the elements
Easy to assemble
Simple to maintain garden
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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....
I had a lot of trouble putting it together. The mesh is so tight the frame is a bit bent. I have not been able to secure the lid on properly as the little plastic clips wont stay in the bottom bit. So the lid just sits on top and gets blown off in the wind. I love the idea of the VegePod, have had 1 good crop of leaves and herbs. Its like I need an expert assembler to check mine out so then it will be more user friendly. I bought it when I saw the product on Shark Tank plus as an Avalonian I was keen to support a local business
Bored with it
Bored with it, bee's can't pollinate cause the lid is closed and the sun can't get to the soil and that goes mouldy.
Not deep enough for some veg like carrots
The Good and Bad
I've had my large vegepod for almost 12mths.
PROs: grows great veggies! Mostly keeps out the bugs.
CONs: difficult to put together. They supply PLASTIC BOLTS!? Yes, ridiculous when you consider the weight it's holding and the price you pay. 4 bolts snapped as we put it together and had to buy ones from bunnings. They didn't supply any extras in the box. The irrigation pipe end plug has also fallen off multiple times. Plastic clamps they supply are also a bad idea. We replaced with metal ones and problem solved. The clips for the hood are...also plastic. They fall off (slide out of the base) frequently which is annoying and haven't found a solution yet. You can't really glue them in and I can't find any sort of replacement. Mine has also rusted quite bad leaving the white looking not so great. In summary I still love the vegepod. But if they could make the changes and supply better fittings the quality would be so much better. Small changes but a big difference. I've wanted to buy another but haven't yet purchased another for those reasons.
Good but could be stronger
Veges are growing! So this is great. The hinge pieces keep sliding out though, so my cover often gets detached and a couple of the plastic hose clamps have broken and had to be replaced. If these small things could be fixed it would be perfect!
Mix of good with the bad
Initially I was very pleased with my two large vegepods. After 6 months I found the irrigation started to deteriorate. The round clips which secure the pipe became brittle and snapped off. I have irrigated my garden with pope irrigation equipment and I have never had a problem using these clips in the past. I can only assume that the clips used with the vegepod are an inferior comparison. I also found that for vegetables which require bee pollination, there was a reduced yield of produce due to the cover restricting access for bee pollination.
Difficult to put together but love the lid
I bought the small one. Bolts missing but still managed- had to get son to help as one predrilled hole didn't line up. Took me about 5 hours to bash it all together. Love the lid - take that pesky possums! However. 6 months later the connectors that hold the lid down fall off every time I open it. Produced some fabulous lettuce. Basil and tomatoes- now trying some spinach and kale . Would I buy another one? No- a cover for my usual pots would be just as effective I think. Have you considered selling "lids" for standard pots?
Not all that great
Brought the X-large pod was so excited - missing 2 bolts, i have not had any success in veggies growing and i followed the directions so i re did the dirt this time according to the nursery method. Still the veggies only get to about 2 weeks growth then stop. This has been the most expensive and useless garden ever it is now going in to the chook pen for the chickens to have an over priced laying pen.
Over Priced, poor build quality,
I understand that items of this size need to be in parts to allow for reasonable transport costs however, the pod has too many parts making it flimsy and difficult to assemble. The pods are not a cheap investment and by paying top dollar for this I assumed that the build quality would of been better.
I didn't even build the stand, I was so over building the pod, that by the time I needed to build that stand I was too frustrated only to be further disappointed that the stand leg drill holes were incorrect on one leg and couldn't be assembled.
The cover blows off in high winds and the fixings are poor quality. The sprinkler hose blows off under pressure.
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