As much as we all love the idea of gardening, if your garden space is limited, the soil on your property isn’t great or you simply want gardening to be easier, here’s a seriously perfect solution. Give yourself more room to grow with Vego’s modular raised garden beds. They’re sustainably made, they last decades longer than wood, they’re easy to assemble, and will adapt to your available space, regardless of size, shape, balcony or backyard. And another plus: For something so functional, they’ll look great in your yard.
Sustainable Gardening Doesn’t Get Any Easier Than THIS
These amazingly adaptable modular garden beds have more than a 20-year lifespan – compare that to a raised bed made from wood that deteriorates in a few years. Vego beds are made from 100% recyclable metal that will never corrode. They only take about 30 minutes to put together, and did we mention how pretty they are? Choose from 4 different colors and choose any shape and size you need.
Vego’s messages about sustainable gardening resonate with us at Gardening Know How, not only because we want everyone to experience gardening, but because we have direct experience.
We Have Proof!
Vego has some of the absolute best raised beds for vegetable gardening out there. Our Gardening Know How Senior Editor, Liz, turned her entire front yard into a flourishing garden. Liz tells us, “We moved into a house that had very questionable soil. It was fine for the flowers, but not for vegetables. We wanted deep beds that would raise our plants well above the ground. We also wanted them to be easy to maintain, long-lasting, and beautiful. Vego had all that and more. We’ve been harvesting produce from our front yard all summer, and our neighbors are always complimenting us. We couldn’t be more pleased.”
It’s almost like having an instant garden, and the upkeep and harvest are simple and fun. Liz has 5 Vego beds where she grows a bountiful harvest of kale, beans, tomatoes, peppers, tomatillos, root veggies, squash, corn, eggplant, peas, herbs and lettuces – all within her small front yard!
The Best Raised Garden Beds for Sustainable Gardening in Any Space
You may be thinking you don’t have enough space for a full conventional garden. Vego’s beds can be easily adapted to any space, from small garden beds for herbs or flowers to beds that are 9.5 feet (2.9 m) long.
Choose from rounded, square or rectangle to suit your taste and specific needs. Or, have fun choosing among special “L” or “U” shaped beds that fit flawlessly in corners, as borders or in awkward spots. Check out Vego’s cascading bed for an artistic stacking effect -- perfect for showing off your plants, saving space or just making a lovely statement.
Vego’s 17” (43 cm) tall deep root beds allow your plants’ roots to flourish and thrive in plenty of soil. Extra tall 32” (81 cm) beds put your plants at perfect elbow height. All garden beds are made from strong, lightweight metal and are moveable. But, for even more height and convenience if you’re a stand-up or chair-sitting gardener, consider Vego’s 39” (1 m) elevated, self-watering beds. These are portable with locking wheels and a handy lower shelf to keep your watering can and trowel at your fingertips.
Choose from lovely subdued shades of white, olive, gray or “British” green to complement your home and yard, or just to resonate with your personal sense of beauty and décor.
Our friends at Vego Garden design their products with chemical-free recyclable materials and compostable packaging. Read about their waste-reducing programs and Hugelkultur gardening methods on the comprehensive Vego website. There’s some great info for gardeners who value the organic, sustainable way of life. You can rest assured that Vego Garden shares our concerns about the earth in every aspect of their business.
Your Best Sustainable Garden
At Gardening Know How we are strong advocates for organic, sustainable eco-friendly gardening. If you’re looking for ways to decrease your carbon footprint, raised garden beds are a natural choice. Filling grow beds with your preferred soil and additives, controlling your use of water resources and eliminating the need for chemicals are all earth-friendly attributes of raised bed gardening. Vego’s beds are planet-friendly and made from non-toxic materials. They can be adjusted in size for efficient space management. They’re easy to situate in the most optimal areas of sunlight, and no trees were cut down to manufacture them.
Extra Special Vego Garden Features
Not only does Vego make some of the best metal raised garden beds on the market, they also have tons of other products and services to support your sustainable gardening journey. Here are just a few from their wide range of amazing add-ons.
Plan it Out
Vego Garden’s website boasts a cool easy-to-use 3-D planner that helps you plan and customize your garden in accordance with the size of your yard or garden space. Drag and drop virtual planting beds into your simulated onscreen yard to see what works best for you.
Laying down Vego’s gopher net eliminates the need for toxic methods of discouraging hungry burrowing creatures from your garden.
Cover Them Up
Cover systems that are custom-designed for any size or shape of Vego garden bed will keep pests and birds from your plants. The covers include Vego’s Mister Irrigation System to keep your plants cool and moist through the hot seasons, and a sturdy frame that’s easy to attach securely.
Feed the Soil
Vego’s innovative in-ground worm composter is easy to use! Worms keep garden soil rich and aerated, and their castings make excellent fertilizer. Just sink the composter into soil, dispose of your organic waste, then watch nature do the work.
Wick it Up
If you want to place garden beds on a patio or deck, Vego Garden’s wicking cells will provide a great foundation. They collect excess water and redistribute it to your plants over time, as well as providing air pruning strips so that your plants don’t get oversaturated.
Trellis it Up
Vertical gardening saves space and allows for great air circulation and prolific crops. A beautiful and convenient way to grow vining plants like cucumbers, grapes or peas, Vego Garden’s specially designed trellis systems attaches seamlessly to rectangular garden beds. Use the wall trellis system for a single layer of strong support or connect two beds with an arching trellis. The trellis designs are practical, highly functional and visually stunning.
Light it Up
Magnetic solar lights attached to your Vego Garden beds lend a lovely nighttime ambience to your garden, as well as safety. They’re solar powered.
Look for other cool garden supplies from Vego, like mulch, fertilizer, seedling trays, a Hori knife kit, garden sifters, garden bags, and Vego merch like their coffee mug and salad bowl. And check out the whimsical sticker kit just for fun.
Visit the Vego Garden Website
Vego Garden’s stated mission is to “…make gardening as accessible and sustainable as possible, while encouraging gardening to be an avenue for personal and community development.”
Our team at Gardening Know How loves Vego Garden beds, and we know you and all our gardening visitors will too. Be sure to check out all Vego’s possibilities for your own sustainable garden, and as always, Happy Gardening!
The above article was sponsored by Vego Garden. The information contained in this article may contain ads or advertorial opinions.
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Caroline Bloomfield is Manager of Marketing Communications at Gardening Know How since 2019. A northwest native, she has resided and gardened in multiple zones in the U.S. and is currently at home in Eugene, Oregon. Writing and editing for various publications since 1998, her BA in American Studies from Southern Maine University includes an emphasis in English. She was raised in California by avid gardeners and continues to enjoy the natural world with an appreciation for the concepts of sustainability and organic care for the planet.