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.

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Bastard Cabbage: Displacing Wildflowers Like Wildfire
Bastard Cabbage: Displacing Wildflowers Like Wildfire
Bastard cabbage, scientifically known as Rapistrum rugosum, is an aggressive spreader that quickly turns the tide of war in its favor, swarming beloved natives such as bluebonnets, Indian paintbrush, and other native wildflowers.
Introducing Vego: Revolutionizing Kitchen Composting
Introducing Vego: Revolutionizing Kitchen Composting
Our new cutting-edge Kitchen Composter facilitates an ecological closed-loop system, transforming kitchen waste into nutrient-rich compost for your garden.
What IS that? What You Need to Know about Webworms
What IS that? What You Need to Know about Webworms
Have you recently noticed what look like spider webs wrapped around the ends of tree branches and wondered just what the heck they are (aside from gross)?
From Seeds to Flowers: How to Grow Wildflowers in a Raised Garden Bed
From Seeds to Flowers: How to Grow Wildflowers in a Raised Garden Bed
Wildflowers are resilient and beautiful plants that can thrive in really tough environmental conditions and return year after year with little to no maintenance.
World Rainforest Day: Honoring and Protecting the World’s Biodiversity Hot Spot
World Rainforest Day: Honoring and Protecting the World’s Biodiversity Hot Spot
It's easy to see why certain attributes have earned the world’s rainforests their own day, June 22. 
Rain, Rain go Away: What do if Soil is Saturated
Rain, Rain go Away: What do if Soil is Saturated
With weather warnings of heavy rains very much in the forecast for the Houston Gulf Coast, it’s a good time to think about how to...

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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Growing a Goth Garden | Vego Garden
Growing a Goth Garden
Both bizarre and darkly intriguing, a goth or gothic-themed garden evokes the atmospheric quality of a Victorian novel, but without the seedier aspects.
Creative Configurations for Raised Garden Beds
Creative Configurations for Raised Garden Beds
Raised garden beds can be a true game-changer for growing healthy, bountiful crops.
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...

Soil and Nutrition

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How Much Soil Do I Need for a Raised Garden Bed?
How Much Soil Do I Need for a Raised Garden Bed?
Filling raised beds with soil is necessary for planting, but it's also important to calculate the amount of soil needed in order to avoid waste and save money.
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
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
How Much Soil Do I Need for a Raised Garden Bed?
How Much Soil Do I Need for a Raised Garden Bed?
Filling raised beds with soil is necessary for planting, but it's also important to calculate the amount of soil needed in order to avoid waste and save money.
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.

Plant Selection and Care

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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.
Why You Should Grow Comfrey in Your Garden
Why You Should Grow Comfrey in Your Garden
Comfrey is a well-loved herb in a permaculture garden. It is an economical way to feed your garden and create healthier plants while enjoying the many side benefits it provides. 
Another Mouth to Feed: Carnivorous Plants
Another Mouth to Feed: Exotic, Fascinating and Deadly Carnivorous Plants

Most plants are docile and passive, minding their own business and content to grow in the ground or their containers with just reasonable care. Carnivorous plants defy the stereotype. 

Resilient Plants for Harsh Conditions | Vego Garden
Outdoor Gardens: Resilient Plants and Crops for Harsh Environments
Gardening in harsh environments, whether it is poor soil, extreme temperatures, drought conditions, or high winds, requires the right plants to guarantee a harvest at the end of the season.
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.

Watering and Irrigation

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Watering Tools to Keep Your Garden Thriving
Watering Tools to Keep Your Garden Thriving
The key to efficient watering is to use high quality tools that save you time, while ensuring your garden receives the right amount of hydration throughout the season.
Watering Wisdom: Potted Plants | Vego Garden
Watering Wisdom: Essential Tips for Thriving Potted Plants
Watering potted plants may seem like a straightforward task, but it's work that requires finesse and knowledge.
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.
Watering Tools to Keep Your Garden Thriving
Watering Tools to Keep Your Garden Thriving
The key to efficient watering is to use high quality tools that save you time, while ensuring your garden receives the right amount of hydration throughout the season.
Watering Wisdom: Potted Plants | Vego Garden
Watering Wisdom: Essential Tips for Thriving Potted Plants
Watering potted plants may seem like a straightforward task, but it's work that requires finesse and knowledge.
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.

Pest and Disease Management

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How to Keep Mosquitoes Away When You're Outside
How to Keep Mosquitoes Away When You're Outside
As gardeners, we all know too well the frustration of trying to enjoy the great outdoors, only to be pestered by swarms of mosquitoes.
How to Keep Mosquitoes Away When You're Outside
How to Keep Mosquitoes Away When You're Outside
As gardeners, we all know too well the frustration of trying to enjoy the great outdoors, only to be pestered by swarms of mosquitoes.
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...

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 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
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...

Landscape Design and Ecological Gardening

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Hues You Can Use: Exploring Color Theory in the Garden
Hues You Can Use: Exploring Color Theory in the Garden
By understanding complementary, analogous, and triadic color schemes, you can create intentional color combinations that achieve your desired visual effect. 
Taming the Wilds: 9 Top Weeds in Your Garden | Vego Garden
Taming the Wilds: 9 Top Weeds in Your Garden
From a child’s perspective, weeds like dandelions are innocuous playthings; to gardeners, they are seen as nuisances that infest garden lawns.

Green Pen Project

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Top 5 Companion Plants for Your Garden
Top 5 Companion Plants for Your Garden
Plants are planted together for many reasons including boosting the flavors of vegetable plants, improving soil conditions, attracting pollinators, and repelling pests.
Choosing the Best Plants for Your Garden
Choosing the Best Plants for Your Garden
Gardening can be so exciting, especially when it’s time to decide what you’re going to grow.
Captivating Cultivars | Vego Garden
Captivating Cultivars: Beyond Red Kitchen Tomatoes
Why You Should Grow Comfrey in Your Garden
Why You Should Grow Comfrey in Your Garden
Top 5 Reasons to Grow a Garden in a Rental Home
5 Reasons to Start a Garden in a Rental Home
Pesky Pests: Protect Your Garden from Fungus Gnats
Pesky Pests: Protect Your Garden from Fungus Gnats
Top 5 Companion Plants for Your Garden
Top 5 Companion Plants for Your Garden
Plants are planted together for many reasons including boosting the flavors of vegetable plants, improving soil conditions, attracting pollinators, and repelling pests.
Choosing the Best Plants for Your Garden
Choosing the Best Plants for Your Garden
Gardening can be so exciting, especially when it’s time to decide what you’re going to grow.
Captivating Cultivars | Vego Garden
Captivating Cultivars: Beyond Red Kitchen Tomatoes
Unless you’re going to a specialty market or farmers market, unique heirloom tomatoes can be hard to find in a typical supermarket. It was for me and so I decided to try to grow my own.
Why You Should Grow Comfrey in Your Garden
Why You Should Grow Comfrey in Your Garden
Comfrey is a well-loved herb in a permaculture garden. It is an economical way to feed your garden and create healthier plants while enjoying the many side benefits it provides.