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VegTrug™ Patio Garden with Covers, Charcoal

*VegTrug Patio Garden with Greenhouse Cover and Frame
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Item # 8586921
$338.95
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Description

  • The VegTrug™ is the winner of the 2012 Green Thumb Award for Outstanding New Product!
  • Set includes VegTrug Patio Garden, frame and two covers
  • Covers let you extend the growing season and protect plants from pests
  • Grow a productive vegetable garden in a small space
  • The VegTrug is built to last of solid wood, with dovetail joints and a food-safe finish

Buy together and save! This set includes the VegTrug Patio Garden, the VegTrug Frame & Greenhouse Cover and the VegTrug Insect Cover.

The VegTrug Patio Garden lets you garden at an easy working height; no bending or kneeling to plant, tend and harvest. Elevated bed means no weeds and fewer pests, too. The V-shape makes efficient use of space and planting mix — grow deep-rooted plants like tomatoes in the center, shallow-rooted crops along the edges. Includes a fitted fabric liner to keep soil contained while letting excess water drain. Plastic feet protect wood from wet surfaces. Easy assembly.

The VegTrug Set includes the Vegtrug Frame & Greenhouse Cover. You can start planting earlier in spring and extend the growing season later into fall for an even bigger harvest. The easy-to-install, 21"-high steel frame installs in minutes with convenient push-fit connectors, and the reinforced polyethylene greenhouse cover has heavy-duty stitching and zippers. The cover slips snugly over the frame and attaches with strong VELCRO® brand tabs. Zips open for ventilation and easy access to crops.

The set also includes the polyethylene micro-mesh VegTrug Insect Cover to protect plants from insects, birds, harsh winds and hungry deer. To install, simply remove the greenhouse cover from the frame, and then install the insect cover in its place. Attaches with strong VELCRO® brand tabs. Zips open for ventilation and easy access to crops.

Specifications

  • FSC-certified, sustainable, plantation-grown fir with non-toxic stain; plastic feet; fabric liner; polyethylene covers
  • 70" L x 30" W x 31-1/2" H
  • Holds 380 quarts of container mix
  • Easy assembly; requires a Phillips screwdriver and adjustable wrench
  • Cover and liner fabrics are imported
  • Gardener's Supply Exclusive

Reviews

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4.4

(based on 50 reviews)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy assembly (9)
  • Attractive (4)
  • Easy to assemble (4)
  • Perfect height (4)
  • Good design (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (41), Yes (7)

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4.0

Waist-high gardening with handy covers

By New veg gardener

from Boston, MA

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Allows Fully Organic
  • Cool Weather Cover
  • Insect Cover
  • Waist height

Cons

  • Covers Should Be Higher
  • Wish Covers Velcro'ed

Best Uses

  • Organic gardening

We've just branched into our first food-growing garden. Since we wanted to grow organic, a raised bed is ideal... and due to health limitations, having the garden at waist height is a bonus. I was attracted to this product because of the frame and covers. It was easy to put together (though best with 2 people, if possible).

Areas that could be improved:

1- Velcro to attach the insect cover securely

2- **Information on when to leave the insect cover off for plants that need pollination. **

3- I wish the frame/cover had an option for taller plants.

[Info on how far to space plants in a trug vs in the ground would also have been appreciated.]

One concern about which the jury is out: the wood is quite light-weight. Great for putting it together. Made me wonder how long it will last being out in the elements with our snowy winters.

We're new to organic and edible gardening, but it sure seems that plants are growing at a fast clip. We are big salad eaters (3+ romaine heads a week). We've got barely 1/4 of the trug planted with salad greens, and we've been eating 3 salads a day of our own greens! I can't compare this to growing in the ground, but it seems very impressive to me.

We're very happy with our VegTrug and hope to be able to use it for years to come.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

ASSSEMBLY TIP!

By Lors

from Pittsburgh, PA

Verified Reviewer

We assembled as per the instructions and... the two side rails wouldn't fit (the triangular end caps hit the rail ends mid-board, such that the board protruded past the edge and any attempt to install the two end screws would split the wood).

Long-story short - we dealt with Gardener's Supply customer service, who were most accommodating and helpful. But we took one last look at our Veg Trug and realized that the 3 H-bracket legs all has a slight outward flare at the top, thereby reducing the amount of wood on the end caps just enough that the side rails wouldn't fit flush.

Solution: With the H-bracket leg bolts slightly loose, grab the top of the legs at one end and pull them together (there's just enough play to do this). You may also need to slide the bottom of the slatted pieces toward the center. Zip in a screw on each side of the triangular end cap to hold the legs in position. Repeat at the other end.

Your side rails should now line up flush with the edge of the end cap and can be center screwed into place. Tighten up the bolts last and you're good to go with a solidly constructed planter.

 
4.0

Charcoal VegTrug

By Denise

from Leesburg VA

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Looks good

Cons

  • Construction

Best Uses

    I really like the looks of the Vegtrug and it's a great height and easy to use. I placed it on our deck, away from deer and other animals. So far, my vegetables and herbs look great. I love the cover, keeps the rain from pounding down on the plants. It wasn't difficult to put together, but the side pieces and corners Do Not line up causing the wood to split when screwed together. The instructions suggest not tightening the bottom pieces until the side pieces are on which we did, but still didn't help. The product is made in China with Chinese written instructions...not the best. But all in all I like it, and will keep it, just hope it holds up with the sides wood splitting.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Love it!

    By Kaferliily

    from Hoquiam, WA

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Love this product! I had wanted to order one for some time and finally took advantage of 20% off. Very impressed with the quality, ease of putting it together, how tightly the pieces fit (so often they don't line up well). I also bought the greenhouse and insect covers. The greenhouse cover works like a charm here in the Pacific NW. Now I wish I had bought 2 veg trugs!

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          • No
           
          5.0

          Get Early start NO FROST

          By Karin's House

          from Canton OH

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy assembly
          • Easy Remove Daily

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • When Frost Is Coming

            Well worth the invest to get plants growing early and producing late

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            4.0

            Great for gardening!

            By Saraveggie

            from Nashville, TN

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to put together
            • Fits well in small spaces

            Cons

              Best Uses

                The veg trug is so handy to have on our back patio, just a short way from the kitchen. It's an easy way to grow vegetables.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                 
                5.0

                fantastic elevated garden!!!!

                By devin57

                from nashville, tn

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Did It Myself
                • Easy to assemble
                • Excellent Instructions

                Cons

                • I Purchased Longer Screws

                Best Uses

                • For Anyone Who Gardens

                this is so much better than my previous raised bed gardens.... i can't imagine ever going back to anything else. so well designed. i have planted tomatoes and peppers in the deep center, lettuces, spinach, chard and various other vegetables around them. this holds A LOT. i am super excited about gardening this year.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                VEGTRUG MEDIUM HESITATION...

                By Love Gardens

                from Bend, OR

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      I was very excited to spend the money on the VegTrug Medium sized product. However, once I received my product the construction quality made me a little skeptical. Of course, customer service was great and they explained that this particular item is not made my Gardener's Supply. The inside support pieces were split beyond repair when constructed and upon attempting to wood glue and clamp them, we chose to have the piece replaced. There were other pieces of wood cracked as well, like the bottom of the V (spine), so we had that replaced as well. I was just thinking ahead when all that dirt and water hit those already split pieces and wondering how long the item would really last. Like I said, customer service was great about sending me replacement parts, but it did take a couple go attempts to get the right ones. I hope Gardener's Supply deals with their vendor and makes sure the quality control is there like their other products that come in great condition. I would recommend, but tell them to make sure they inspect it good.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                       
                      5.0

                      Gardening at its easyest!

                      By Karen a southern gardener

                      from Huntsville, AL

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Extra Screws
                      • Fast and easy assembly
                      • Good directions
                      • No Bending
                      • Peerfect For Small Spaces

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Anyone can use
                        • Critters Don't Get In It
                        • Ease No Bending

                        Easy to assemble, gets you going quickly with a garden. I bought the Garden Trug when I hurt my back and couldn't bend. I'm finding I don't have to dig out roots from the garden, and that it's off limits to deer, rabbits and squirrels. I have put mine near my kitchen so I can walk out the door and pick fresh herbs and lettuce. Love this product!!! Wish I had gotten one earlier.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Happy how it turned out!

                        By Spring Loving K

                        from North Carolina

                        Pros

                        • Easier On Back
                        • Extends Planting Time
                        • Looks great
                        • Nice size
                        • Plenty of room

                        Cons

                        • Boards Don't Align Well
                        • Flimsy wood
                        • Holes don't match up

                        Best Uses

                        • Herbs
                        • Longer Growing
                        • Seeds
                        • Small Vegetables

                        This is great once I got help to put it together which basically had to be redrilled. It is a perfect size! I really like the charcoal color. The covers are a great addition.

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                        • No

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