Vego Academy

Vego Academy is an educational initiative by Vego Garden, designed to provide valuable insights and knowledge about gardening. It offers a range of resources, including expert articles, tutorials, and tips, focusing on sustainable gardening practices and innovative techniques. The academy aims to empower gardeners, from beginners to experts, with the skills and understanding needed to create thriving gardens, emphasizing the use of raised garden beds and eco-friendly methods.

A Case for Raised Bed Gardening
A Case for Raised Bed Gardening
To garden in raised beds, or not to garden in raised beds? Raised bed gardening will always remain my favorite method, and these are the reasons why. 

Latest Content

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Saving the world one plant at a time | Vego Garden
Saving the World One Plant at a Time
The entire world needs to adopt the same New Year’s resolution to educate every person on earth about plants.
Cultivating harmony with companion planting | Vego Garden
Cultivating Harmony: The Benefits of Companion Planting
There is a hidden harmony in the world of plants that is the secret to gardening success. 
Top 6 Flowers to Plant and Harvest in Spring for a Blooming Garden | Vego Garden
Top 6 Flowers to Plant and Harvest in Spring for a Blooming Garden
Embrace the arrival of spring by infusing life into your outdoor spaces and banishing the winter grays!

Garden Bed Introduction

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The Green Revolution: Why Everyone Should Have Raised Garden Beds in Their Backyard
The Green Revolution: Why Everyone Should Have Raised Garden Beds in Their Backyard
In an era marked by increasing environmental consciousness and a growing desire for self-sufficiency, the concept of raised garden beds has gained significant traction. Raised...
The Green Revolution: Why Everyone Should Have Raised Garden Beds in Their Backyard
The Green Revolution: Why Everyone Should Have Raised Garden Beds in Their Backyard
In an era marked by increasing environmental consciousness and a growing desire for self-sufficiency, the concept of raised garden beds has gained significant traction. Raised...
Starting A Legacy Garden – Out With The Old And In With The New!
Starting A Legacy Garden – Out With The Old And In With The New!
When I first started gardening four years ago, I certainly didn’t have money for expensive garden beds. I thought I was so clever to construct...
Ultimate List of Pros and Cons Of Metal Raised Garden Beds
Ultimate List of Pros and Cons Of Metal Raised Garden Beds
Raised beds have indeed revolutionized gardening, offering a practical and aesthetically pleasing solution for cultivating in limited spaces. They provide a way to contain your...
How to Edge your Garden Bed:  Surprisingly Simple Steps
How to Edge your Garden Bed: Surprisingly Simple Steps
One great way to enhance the appearance of your garden beds is by maintaining well-trimmed garden edges.  Keep reading to find step-by-step instructions on how...

Garden Bed Design and Preparation

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Start your Hugelkultur Garden: Beginner’s Guide
Start your Hugelkultur Garden: Beginner’s Guide
Have you ever dreamed of having a lush garden that practically takes care of itself? Then let me introduce you to the magical world of...
10 Best Cover Systems For Raised Garden Beds
10 Best Cover Systems For Raised Garden Beds
Are you looking to get the most out of your home vegetable garden or raised garden bed?  Whether you're an experienced gardener or just starting...
Problem Solving for New Gardeners
Problem Solving for New Gardeners
Ever wonder what you’d do if the opportunity to start over again came up? I mean, really start over again? Well, we had the chance...
How to Design Your Garden for Maximum Productivity
How to Design Your Garden for Maximum Productivity
Gardening is not just a hobby; it can also be a way to produce fresh, organic produce for your family. If you're looking to get...

Soil and Nutrition

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World of Worms in Gardening |Vego Garden
World of Worms: Why You Want Them in Your Garden
Like little living tillers, they aerate and loosen the soil while they tunnel through it horizontally and vertically, enhancing both soil structure and porosity.
Creating Compost: Why You Need Brown and Green
Creating Compost: Why You Need Brown and Green
If you’ve heard of compost, but you aren’t quite sure what goes in it, rest assured: The ingredients fall into two basic categories. 
Exploring the Benefits of Mulch: Protect Your Garden This Winter
Exploring the Benefits of Mulch: Protect Your Garden This Winter
Acorns Can Be Composting Gold in Your Garden
Acorns Can Be Composting Gold in Your Garden
Composting Made Easy: Turning Leaves & Debris into Nutrient-rich Soil Amendments
Composting Made Easy: Turning Leaves & Debris into Nutrient-rich Soil Amendments
Vermicompost Guide for Beginners
Vermicompost Guide for Beginners
World of Worms in Gardening |Vego Garden
World of Worms: Why You Want Them in Your Garden
Like little living tillers, they aerate and loosen the soil while they tunnel through it horizontally and vertically, enhancing both soil structure and porosity.
Creating Compost: Why You Need Brown and Green
Creating Compost: Why You Need Brown and Green
If you’ve heard of compost, but you aren’t quite sure what goes in it, rest assured: The ingredients fall into two basic categories. 
Exploring the Benefits of Mulch: Protect Your Garden This Winter
Exploring the Benefits of Mulch: Protect Your Garden This Winter
Mulch is often the forgotten element in a garden, especially at the approach of winter. Yet, for some plants, mulching is crucial to ensure their...
Acorns Can Be Composting Gold in Your Garden
Acorns Can Be Composting Gold in Your Garden
Acorns are considered ‘brown materials’ in the composting world, which refers to carbon-rich materials that help balance the composting equation

Plant Selection and Care

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How To Grow a Stunning Sunflower Garden  in Your Backyard
How To Grow a Stunning Sunflower Garden in Your Backyard
Few things in the world can brighten up your day like a sunny sunflower garden in your very own backyard. While some may think sunflowers...
Winter Shrubs | Vego Garden
Your January Gardening Checklist
January is the time to prune, plant and prepare for spring gardens. Vego Garden shares these tips from Texas Gardener magazine.
Night Garden Moon Flower | Vego Garden
Night Gardens: Shine at Moon Time
While all gardens have their charms, there’s something particularly magical about moon gardens — gardens designed to be enjoyed at night. Even their names suggest enchantment.
Discover the Easiest Peppers to Grow in Your Garden: From Mild to Spicy
Discover the Easiest Peppers to Grow in Your Garden: From Mild to Spicy
Growing peppers is a fun way to spice things up in your kitchen—pun intended. Pairing a pepper garden with a herb garden opens up a...
How to Grow Lettuce in Your Garden All Year Round
How to Grow Lettuce in Your Garden All Year Round
Lettuce is a staple in salads, making it perfect for those following low-carb diets, where it often replaces bread and tortillas with lettuce leaves. Growing...

Watering and Irrigation

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Adjust watering your garden based on weather | Vego Garden
How to Supplement or Adjust Watering Based on Weather
Water is key for the healthy growth and success of all plants. Unfortunately, water from nature like rainfall is not always consistent.
Water Wisdom | Vego Garden
Water Wisdom: A Guide to Efficient Garden Irrigation
Water is a finite source that all life, not only plants, rely upon, it only makes sense to use it efficiently.
Easy Ways To Keep My Garden Alive  While I'm Away On Holiday
Easy Ways To Keep My Garden Alive While I'm Away On Holiday
Heading on vacation is enjoyable, but the shift into vacation mode can occupy so much mental space that various responsibilities may slip through the cracks....
Introducing  the  Self-Watering Garden Bed  for  Effortless Gardening
Introducing the Self-Watering Garden Bed for Effortless Gardening
As one of the most innovative companies in the gardening industry, Vego Garden consistently offers groundbreaking products that elevate our customers’ gardening, allowing for the...
Adjust watering your garden based on weather | Vego Garden
How to Supplement or Adjust Watering Based on Weather
Water is key for the healthy growth and success of all plants. Unfortunately, water from nature like rainfall is not always consistent.
Water Wisdom | Vego Garden
Water Wisdom: A Guide to Efficient Garden Irrigation
Water is a finite source that all life, not only plants, rely upon, it only makes sense to use it efficiently.
Easy Ways To Keep My Garden Alive  While I'm Away On Holiday
Easy Ways To Keep My Garden Alive While I'm Away On Holiday
Heading on vacation is enjoyable, but the shift into vacation mode can occupy so much mental space that various responsibilities may slip through the cracks....
Introducing  the  Self-Watering Garden Bed  for  Effortless Gardening
Introducing the Self-Watering Garden Bed for Effortless Gardening
As one of the most innovative companies in the gardening industry, Vego Garden consistently offers groundbreaking products that elevate our customers’ gardening, allowing for the...

Pest and Disease Management

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22 Organic Solutions and Home Remedies for Treating Pests and Diseases in Your Garden
22 Organic Solutions and Home Remedies for Treating Pests and Diseases in Your Garden
Welcome to the world of organic home remedies for managing pests and diseases in your garden!  We’ve compiled the most common organic solutions and home...
8 Natural Ways to Keep Animals Out of the Garden
8 Natural Ways to Keep Animals Out of the Garden
How to Get Rid of Slugs in the Garden
How to Get Rid of Slugs in the Garden
Eco-friendly Pest Control Methods for your Garden
Eco-friendly Pest Control Methods for your Garden
Common Vegetable Diseases & How to Combat Them
Common Vegetable Diseases & How to Combat Them
22 Organic Solutions and Home Remedies for Treating Pests and Diseases in Your Garden
22 Organic Solutions and Home Remedies for Treating Pests and Diseases in Your Garden
Welcome to the world of organic home remedies for managing pests and diseases in your garden!  We’ve compiled the most common organic solutions and home...
8 Natural Ways to Keep Animals Out of the Garden
8 Natural Ways to Keep Animals Out of the Garden
It is the ire of every gardener to come across unwelcome visitors treading on their home turf. If you constantly stumble across nibbled, damaged or...
How to Get Rid of Slugs in the Garden
How to Get Rid of Slugs in the Garden
To some, slugs are minor nuisances that look less appealing than their shelled gastropod relatives. They may even spark a sort of curiosity as they...
Eco-friendly Pest Control Methods for your Garden
Eco-friendly Pest Control Methods for your Garden
The summer months conjure up lush images of verdant foliage and brightly colored flowers in continuous bloom. Unfortunately, pests are attracted to the mild temperatures...

Advanced Techniques and Innovations

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First Frost | Vego Garden
Simple Ways To Get Ready For The First Frost Of The Winter
By the time the initial frost sets in, you should have already harvested all your fall crops and planned your winter garden.
Ways to Protect Plants from Freezing Temperatures
Ways to Protect Plants from Freezing Temperatures
Recognizing the distinctions between light frost, first frost, cold weather, and last frost dates is crucial for adequately protecting your garden and planning ahead.
A Sustainable Approach to Cultivating the Earth
A Sustainable Approach to Cultivating the Earth
Dirt Therapy
Dirt Therapy
16 Time-Saving Tips for Organic Gardeners  Using Raised Beds
16 Time-Saving Tips for Organic Gardeners Using Raised Beds
Start your Hugelkultur Garden: Beginner’s Guide
Start your Hugelkultur Garden: Beginner’s Guide
First Frost | Vego Garden
Simple Ways To Get Ready For The First Frost Of The Winter
By the time the initial frost sets in, you should have already harvested all your fall crops and planned your winter garden.
Ways to Protect Plants from Freezing Temperatures
Ways to Protect Plants from Freezing Temperatures
Recognizing the distinctions between light frost, first frost, cold weather, and last frost dates is crucial for adequately protecting your garden and planning ahead.
A Sustainable Approach to Cultivating the Earth
A Sustainable Approach to Cultivating the Earth
In the quest for sustainable and environmentally conscious agricultural practices, no-till gardening has emerged as a compelling method that challenges conventional tillage. No-till gardening involves...
Dirt Therapy
Dirt Therapy
“Gardening is cheaper than therapy!” I have read that on many memes and funny graphics depicting women harvesting tomatoes with their hair in total disarray,...

Landscape Design and Ecological Gardening

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16 Common Organic Gardening Mistakes  and How to Fix Them
16 Common Organic Gardening Mistakes and How to Fix Them
Unlike conventional gardening, which relies heavily on synthetic chemicals, organic gardening relies primarily on maintaining healthy soil, companion planting, and biological pest control to promote...
Transform Your Garden with an Arch Trellis: Easy Installation and Tips
Transform Your Garden with an Arch Trellis: Easy Installation and Tips
An arch trellis is a curved framework that provides a stable structure for plants to climb, giving your garden a more romantic look.You've probably seen...

Green Pen Project

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A Case for Raised Bed Gardening
A Case for Raised Bed Gardening
To garden in raised beds, or not to garden in raised beds? Raised bed gardening will always remain my favorite method, and these are the reasons why. 
Power of the Pine
Power of the Pine
As a kid, I really did not see any value in pine trees and really did not like the mess they made. As I got older, I learned the power of pine.
Stagecoach and Raised Beds | Vego Garden
A Story About a Stagecoach, Uneven Terrain and Garden Beds
Tips to Grow Broccoli at Home | Vego Garden
From Seed to Harvest: Tips to Grow Broccoli at Home
Monarch butterflies | Vego Garden
Grants Offered to Develop Monarch Butterfly Gardens
Grow Garlic | Vego Garden
Benefits of Replanting Store-Bought Garlic, Chives, and Spring Onions
A Case for Raised Bed Gardening
A Case for Raised Bed Gardening
To garden in raised beds, or not to garden in raised beds? Raised bed gardening will always remain my favorite method, and these are the reasons why. 
Power of the Pine
Power of the Pine
As a kid, I really did not see any value in pine trees and really did not like the mess they made. As I got older, I learned the power of pine.
Stagecoach and Raised Beds | Vego Garden
A Story About a Stagecoach, Uneven Terrain and Garden Beds
Uneven land can make it tricky to garden, but with raised garden beds and a little creativity, you can make it work.
Tips to Grow Broccoli at Home | Vego Garden
From Seed to Harvest: Tips to Grow Broccoli at Home
Growing your own broccoli at home can be a game-changer for your next meals, allowing you to harvest them straight from your garden.