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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.
Purchased in June 2018.
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 veggies
Purchased in October 2021 at Sydney Wide Chiropractic.
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...he 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.
Purchased at Vegepod.
Vegepods are seriously the best
I've never been able to grow lettace, EVER. In July 2021 I planted seeds - Australian yellow leaf lettace, spinach - this is September 3rd 2021. We have gotten SO much from this small vegepod - and its crisp, fresh. I recommend cutting the lettace 1 cm from the cob/end and you get so much from it. I cut and it grows. I have now got the winter cover on and its thriving even more then before. I LOVE them so much.
Purchased in July 2021.
On principle the vege pod looks great. Upon receiving the boxes. Put the frame together found the watering hose missing and the tubes were sent within days great! I say only to find the netting did not fit. Requested replacement which was received but attempts to stretch the cover as advertised in the video was hopeless as it’s application required the strength of superman to fit it in the frame. At this stage there is a gape on two sides.
Not sure how other people get it together.
Purchased in May 2021 for $600.
Great customer service and great product
The Vegepod is everything that its suppliers claim, and my tomato plants love it. Nice quality product, and exceptional customer service. I had a small issue that was quickly resolved beyond my expectations - and that is a rarity these days. Keep it up Vegepod!
Purchased in April 2020.
Veggie growing for the enthusiastic beginner
Ordered the large veggie pod cover and stand. Ordering was efficient, delivery was prompt and timed. Put the pod together today, please note our DIY skills are not the best. Pod was easy to assemble, all the parts are well made, fitted / connected well and were robust. Instructions were clear. Can’t wait to begin my veggie growing experience. Would recommend this product.
Purchased in May 2021.
A great solution for having a bio garden at home!
We had a very good experience with Vegepod and it became the family's bio garden favourite! Once we had a minor issue wity one of the rod, but their professional customer service immediately solved it! Highly recommend it!
Purchased in September 2018.
What Excellent Service
We have had our large Vegipod for about three years and love it. We had a minor problem that we discussed last week with the WA representative at the Perth Garden Show. The problem was remedied immediately and cheerfully. What great service - a pity other companies don't follow their example. We have now bought the small Vegipod for our herbs.
Purchased at Perth Garden Festival.
Have a medium and just got a small one had a few insects not to bad you have to look at new seedlings before you put in got the small one for herbs only I have had good veg all sorts good fun with good results both with tables and wheels so l can move them about for the sun
A great concept that delivers great veg.
I've had my pod for about four years now. It's a large pod with cover and on a stand. I highly recommend the stand!!!
If you put the mix of manure and potting mix, as described, you will not be disappointed with the results.
It took four years in the harsh Australian sun (mine is fully exposed to the elements) before the little plastic brackets on the cover finally cracked and broke. I'm glad the company sells replacements, but would you consider making them out of aluminum or something better than plastic?
The plastic replacements will do ...
Purchased in March 2016.
was hoping for better veggies!
Set up my vegepod at my cabin in southwest British Columbia. Didn't need the irrigation line as we get lots!!! of rain.. Herbs grew really well but alas the slugs managed to find their way in and ate my cabbages which initially looked great. Tried some cherry tomatoes but the 2 plants outgrew the large size container.
Nest year will wrap some copper around the legs so the slugs won't climb up and in and will stick to small growing veggies and herbs.. Even though it wasn't a great success it was still fun trying
Purchased in October 2019.
I'm very pleased
I will start by saying, the was purchased with my flybuys points.
It arrived earlier than expected, which was great.
Very easy to put together, I did it on my own.
The frame it self is rather heavy, which is fantastic as it make the whole structure very stable. The garden bed fits together like a giant Lego set, the instructions are included but also there is a video you can watch. It's all very simple and easy to change if you make a mistake.
The hood also easy to put together, the only problem I had was fitting the cover over the frame of the hood, it does stretch it's just take a little time.
Purchased in October 2020 at Flybuys.
Great Product great customer service
I ordered the large Vegepod after much research. I contacted their customer service with a few questions and Kate was awesome and replied very quickly. It arrived in Melbourne just 4 days after I ordered, that was impressive as we are currently in Corona lock down. Easy to put together. I made a frame inside to train Tomatoes. Can't wait to now plant it out. Great product.
Purchased in September 2020.
LOVE THE CONCEPT BUT THERE ARE A FEW FLAWS
Was very excited when I found the Vegepod. Received it quite quickly and started to put it together only to discover that one of the corner struts was bent on the trolley with wheels. customer service was great and they sent out a replacement straight away. Then it was time to put the actual pod together where again I found there was a piece missing. Luckily I found a similar piece at Bunnings because Vegepod never did send out the missing piece, even though they said they would. Now after three weeks I see the wheel area connections are now r...usting. It’s such a great idea and my Vegas are growing but a few simple things could make this really good. For the cost of it - it’s not cheap I’m disappointed. Was going to buy another medium sized and small Vegepod but don’t think I will if things start to rust after only 3 weeks. Disappointing
Purchased in July 2020 for $600.
Questions & Answers
My vegepod is not thriving
Tomato leaves turning yellow
Strawberries not fruiting
Spinach not growing
I cant find a way to prevent build-up of large mats of very fine roots, no matter what I have grown in the soil. This has never happened in my regular garden so I would love to know why it does in the pod and how to deal with that, apart from a huge amount of energy to pull it all out and separate the roots from the soil
how much is the small size
Get an answer from our members and Vegepod representatives
- 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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