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.

Latest Content

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From Your Garden: 7 Flavorful Vegetable Spread Recipes
From Your Garden: 7 Flavorful Vegetable Spread Recipes
A spread combines vegetables, roots, oils, herbs, and spices, creating a flavorful blend ready to enhance dishes or serve as a simple appetizer.
A Shortcut to Shortcake: Tips for Growing Strawberries
A Shortcut to Shortcake: Tips for Growing Strawberries
With only a small amount of care, strawberries can be your jam in no time. 
Top 11 Night-Blooming Flowers | Vego Garden
Night-Blooming Flowers: 11 Top Choices for a Moonlit Garden
Gardeners who relish the quiet and solitude of night will find solace in a moonlit garden. Here’s some key players you’ll want in your court.
April 25 is National Zucchini Bread Day
Embrace Green Goodness: April 25 is National Zucchini Bread Day
Once you know how to grow zucchini, you’ll be overwhelmed with the fruits of your labors. Grill, steam, sauté or bake this versatile vegetable and enjoy. 
Starting a garden for dirt cheap | Vego Garden
Start a Garden for Dirt Cheap: 8 Tips to Plant the Seeds of Savings
There are many budget-conscious ways to start a bountiful garden, and even if you don’t even have much space, there are ideas to help you make the most of what you have.
7 Easiest Mushrooms to Grow in Garden Beds | Vego Garden
7 Easiest Mushrooms to Grow in Garden Beds
In recent years, growing your own mushrooms has surged in popularity, and many people have ventured into giving them a go in their own backyard.

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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Elevate Your Garden Game: How Raised Beds Can Transform Your Backyard Oasis
Elevate Your Garden Game: How Raised Beds Can Transform Your Backyard Oasis
Congratulations! You’ve made the decision to invest in raised garden beds. Where do you start? How do you know what size, type and shape of raised beds to buy? 
  
Raised Garden Bed Buying Guide
Raised Garden Bed Buying Guide
In the past few years, the popularity of raised garden beds has grown immensely due to their many benefits and styles, making them a favorite element in...
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...

Soil and Nutrition

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Transform Your Garden with DIY Gardening Soil
Transform Your Garden with DIY Gardening Soil
Creating your own soil blend can give you significantly more bang for your buck and even create healthier plants.
At Home in the Range: The Importance of Balanced Soil pH
At Home in the Range: The Importance of Balanced Soil pH
To keep plants healthy and growing, you have to provide not too much of this and not too little of that. Things have to be (mostly) just right, right down to the soil.
Soil Health and How to Achieve It | Vego Garden
Soil Health and How to Achieve It
Ways to Properly Use Fertilizer | Vego Garden
Ways to Properly Use Fertilizer
World of Worms in Gardening |Vego Garden
World of Worms: Why You Want Them in Your Garden
Creating Compost: Why You Need Brown and Green
Creating Compost: Why You Need Brown and Green
Transform Your Garden with DIY Gardening Soil
Transform Your Garden with DIY Gardening Soil
Creating your own soil blend can give you significantly more bang for your buck and even create healthier plants.
At Home in the Range: The Importance of Balanced Soil pH
At Home in the Range: The Importance of Balanced Soil pH
To keep plants healthy and growing, you have to provide not too much of this and not too little of that. Things have to be (mostly) just right, right down to the soil.
Soil Health and How to Achieve It | Vego Garden
Soil Health and How to Achieve It
Healthy soil isn't just vital for robust crop growth - it plays a role in human health, plant well-being, and the broader ecosystem.
Ways to Properly Use Fertilizer | Vego Garden
Ways to Properly Use Fertilizer
Fertilization is more than just feeding your plants; it's an art that involves knowing how much, what, and how to feed each plant to ensure its vitality and prosperity.

Plant Selection and Care

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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...
Easy Breezy Air Plants | Vego Garden
Easy, Breezy Air Plants
Air plants, or Tillandsias, are well adapted to life without soil, getting the nutrients and moisture they need largely from the environment.
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...

Watering and Irrigation

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Getting Your Watering Right: How to Use a Moisture Meter
Getting Your Watering Right: How to Use a Moisture Meter
Two of the most common mistakes people make with their gardens are overwatering and underwatering their plants.
Advanced Watering Techniques for Savvy Gardeners | Vego Garden
Advanced Watering Techniques for Savvy Gardeners
Any experienced gardener will tell you, proper watering is the key to a lush and thriving garden.
Back to Basics: Watering Tips for Veggies and Flowers
Back to Basics: Watering Tips for Veggies and Flowers
Whether you're growing veggies or tending to garden beds full of colorful blooms, proper watering techniques can make all the difference in the health of your plants.
Garden Bed Drainage Solutions: Preventing Waterlogging and Ensuring Healthy Roots
Garden Bed Drainage Solutions: Preventing Waterlogging and Ensuring Healthy Roots
If your garden soil is retaining excess water, it’s probably the result of poor drainage, which can be caused by a wide range of factors.
Getting Your Watering Right: How to Use a Moisture Meter
Getting Your Watering Right: How to Use a Moisture Meter
Two of the most common mistakes people make with their gardens are overwatering and underwatering their plants.
Advanced Watering Techniques for Savvy Gardeners | Vego Garden
Advanced Watering Techniques for Savvy Gardeners
Any experienced gardener will tell you, proper watering is the key to a lush and thriving garden.
Back to Basics: Watering Tips for Veggies and Flowers
Back to Basics: Watering Tips for Veggies and Flowers
Whether you're growing veggies or tending to garden beds full of colorful blooms, proper watering techniques can make all the difference in the health of your plants.
Garden Bed Drainage Solutions: Preventing Waterlogging and Ensuring Healthy Roots
Garden Bed Drainage Solutions: Preventing Waterlogging and Ensuring Healthy Roots
If your garden soil is retaining excess water, it’s probably the result of poor drainage, which can be caused by a wide range of factors.

Pest and Disease Management

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Managing Pest Control: Natural Solutions for Garden Harmony | Vego Garden
Mastering Pest Control: Natural Solutions for Garden Harmony
Garden pests that are not dealt with can quickly wreak havoc on your favorite plants, so having the right pest-control options are essential. 
Managing Pest Control: Natural Solutions for Garden Harmony | Vego Garden
Mastering Pest Control: Natural Solutions for Garden Harmony
Garden pests that are not dealt with can quickly wreak havoc on your favorite plants, so having the right pest-control options are essential. 
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...

Advanced Techniques and Innovations

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Advanced Watering Techniques for Savvy Gardeners | Vego Garden
Advanced Watering Techniques for Savvy Gardeners
Any experienced gardener will tell you, proper watering is the key to a lush and thriving garden.
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
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
Advanced Watering Techniques for Savvy Gardeners | Vego Garden
Advanced Watering Techniques for Savvy Gardeners
Any experienced gardener will tell you, proper watering