A self-watering, self-contained, protected, raised garden for growing your vegetable garden may seem like a dream, but that is precisely what the Vegepod is! Thanks to innovative technology, growing vegetables in home gardens has never been easier. But what can I grow in a Vegepod? Can you grow tomatoes in a Vegepod?
Yes! You can grow tomatoes in a Vegepod!
Even the smallest Vegepod is an excellent option for planting tomatoes in your garden. Continue reading to learn about planting tomatoes in Vegepods and other great options for growing tomatoes and other vegetables.
What Is A Vegepod?
If you are newer to gardening or have not ventured away from traditional gardening practices, the Vegepod may be unfamiliar. A Vegepod is a gardener’s dream! The Vegepod is a self-watering, raised garden container. It makes growing vegetables even more sustainable and easy by using less soil and water.
The Vegepod has a protective cover that shields the plants from bugs and other pests, helps control the temperature inside the Vegepod, and reuses water previously used to water the plants! After a gardener waters plants inside the Vegepod, water mixes with the plant nutrients and collects in the bottom.
Then the sprayer above the plants will use this collected water to water the plants again! A Vegepod is the perfect growing environment for both novice and experienced gardeners who want to optimize their vegetable yield. But what can a gardener grow in a Vegepod?
What Vegetables Can I Grow In A Vegepod?
The Vegepod is the perfect environment for any vegetable or flower you want to grow. Leafy green vegetables such as spinach, mustard greens, collard greens, and kale thrive in Vegepods. In addition to leafy greens, you can grow herbs such as mint, basil, and oregano in large quantities.
Even root vegetables can be grown in a Vegepod. Just ensure that your vegetables have a whole foot of soil. You can plant carrots, potatoes, radishes, and turnips in the same Vegepod as other vegetables and herbs. It is recommended to pack your Vegepod with as many vegetables and herbs as possible!
Bulb vegetables such as garlic and onions can also be grown in your Vegepod. Is there anything you can’t grow in a Vegepod? While shrubs and trees obviously would not fit in your Vegepod, tomatoes, peas, and other stake vegetables love the environment the Vegepod provides. Not a fan of vegetables? A Vegepod makes an ideal environment for growing flowers as well!
Can I Grow Tomatoes In Pots?
Planting tomatoes in pots is an excellent option for growing your vegetable garden! Planting cherry tomatoes and larger varieties of tomatoes in pots instead of in the ground allows a gardener to control aspects they would not otherwise be able to control.
Choosing good garden soil for your pots is essential. Be sure to select a soil mixture specific to growing vegetables; this will ensure your tomato plants get the proper nutrients! You will want to get a pot at least 15 inches wide and more than a foot deep. Ideally, your pot should hold five gallons at a minimum, which will allow your tomato plants to be happy and healthy.
Be sure that your pot has suitable drainage holes on the bottom, and be sure to add a few more if you feel there are not enough. Place your tomato pots in a sunny spot in your yard or on your patio. Tomatoes need at least six hours of sun every day, with over nine hours of sun being optimal. An advantage of planting in pots is you can move your tomato plants if you notice the original spot is not ideal.
While the pots will be heavy, it is easier than digging up a bush from the ground. Be sure to provide proper support for your tomatoes as they grow. You can choose a conventional tomato cage or a click-joint cage that allows you to customize your tomato cage to your tomato plants’ needs and shape.
What Vegetables Can I Grow In Pots?
As you can see, growing plants in pots has huge advantages! Whether you do not have space for an in-ground garden or like the convenience of a container garden, you may wonder what other vegetables can be grown in pots. Virtually any vegetable can be grown in containers.
Tomatoes, as listed above, potatoes, green beans, onions, lettuce, and peppers are great options for your container garden. Below you will find a chart with the sizes recommended for common types of vegetables grown in containers.
|Carrot Grow 2-3 carrots in a 1-gallon container at least a foot deep|
|Broccoli Grow 1 broccoli plant in one 2-gallon container|
|Eggplant Grow 1 eggplant plant in one 5-gallon container|
|Spinach Grow 2 spinach plants in one 1-gallon container|
|Tomato Grow 1 tomato plant in one 5-gallon container|
|Leaf Lettuce Grow 2 lettuce plants in one 2-gallon container|
|Peppers Grow 1 pepper plant in one 5-gallon container|
|Turnip Grow 1 turnip in one 1-gallon container or 2 turnips in one 2-gallon container|
|Cucumber Grow 1 cucumber plant in one 1-gallon container|
|Green Bean Grow green beans spaced 2 inches apart in one 3-gallon container|
As you can see, you can grow an impressive vegetable garden right on your porch or balcony! To set your container garden up for success, use healthy, nutrient-rich soil.
Also, be sure that each container has proper drainage. You do not want your vegetables to become waterlogged or develop root rot. Extra wet soil is also a breeding ground for pests that can damage your plants. As mentioned above, you can always add more holes to your pots.
Growing vegetables in your Vegepod is an excellent alternative to a traditional in-ground garden. The Vegepod takes container gardening to the next level, reusing water and protecting plants with its protective cover.
A gardener can grow virtually anything in their Vegepod, except for shrubs and trees. Whether you want to grow a vegetable and herb garden or a beautiful cutting garden of flowers, a Vegepod makes a great addition to your garden.
If you are not ready to plunge into the Vegepod container garden, you can also grow almost any vegetable in a pot. Whether growing tomatoes, potatoes, carrots, or leafy greens, a container garden is a great place to start! The benefits of growing your vegetables in pots versus in-ground are immense, including control over the plants’ environment and easier harvesting.
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