The winner is Danielle! A Vee Garden is a container gardening system that works like nothing you have seen before. What a 15 square foot gardening space grows, a Vee container garden can produce in just 18 inches. Vee container gardening systems are especially designed for small-space vegetable gardening and provide outstanding organic gardening results with less work and higher yield. Imagine—you could grow herbs or garden vegetables just outside the kitchen door on your patio or deck.
Vee Garden has generously donated one “Vee-Mini 2” (value $25) to Living on the Cheap for our subscribers. The Vee-Mini 2 contains a 2-gallon planter, plus a composter and carrying handle. It is the perfect size for a small herb or salad garden and makes a great gift for a first-time gardener.
To enter you must do two things: 1.) Be an e-mail subscriber of LOTC. E-mail subscribers receive one e-mail every day, with a list of posts from the previous 24 hours. Addresses are never spammed, shared or sold. If you’re not a subscriber yet, you can sign up now. It’s quick, easy and FREE. Make sure to check your inbox (or spam folder) after signing up because you’ll have to confirm your registration. If you already subscribe, ignore #1. You do not have to subscribe again. 2). Leave a comment telling us the vegetable you would most like to grow yourself. Deadline to enter is 11:59 p.m. PST on Tuesday, December 11. We’ll randomly draw one or more names from all eligible entries, double-check that they are subscribers with an activated subscription and award the container garden. (Note: Only one entry per e-mail address and/or family.) Winners will be contacted via e-mail for a mailing address — so check your spam filters. We hate to act like Scrooge, but, if we can’t contact you, the prize goes to someone else. Again, you must be a LOTC subscriber to win.
The Vee-Mini 2 will be available to ship immediately to the winner to an address in the lower 48 states.
Make a pledge to Vee Garden Kickstarter project
Although Vee Garden container gardening systems are commercially available, the company is working hard to keep up with the current handmade process. So it’s time to take the next step for the sake of efficiency and sustainability by streamlining the manufacturing process. The current design is handmade from 6-inch PVC.
A new, proposed design uses an innovative injection-mold manufacturing process using vegetable-based plastic. This new process will make the hard plastic parts of the Vee Garden container gardening system sustainable, more consistent, better fitting, and more compact, as well as lower shipping costs. The molds required for the new manufacturing process are chunks of steel the size of a truck engine, which go into a device the size of a Volkswagen bus.
Vee Garden asks you to help fund this new manufacturing process by making a pledge and receiving one (or more) of these fantastic container gardening systems as a reward. With your help, the new manufacturing process can be ready to fulfill orders in Spring 2013.
Vee Garden container gardening system
The basic vertical garden looks something like a plastic tree with 3 fat branches or planting shafts around a central trunk or tube that functions as a composter. This vertical container gardening structure creates more surface area around the planting root zones. This design maximizes heat transfer, promotes light and air circulation, and accelerates plant growth while conserving water. The vertical container garden uses approximately 3 cubic feet of soil.
The built-in composter is amazing. There is no work and no turning. You just keep pushing green matter in and it keeps disappearing! It’s probably the most efficient composter you’ll ever see, and it will improve the soil in your Vee Garden year after year from the inside-out. If you add earthworms, they will multiply and further aerate the system, delivering nutrient-rich castings up and down the soil column and into every root zone.
At the base of the vertical structure is a “softbed”, composed of fabric made from recycled, compostable plastic. Softbeds range in size from 3 to 15 gallons. These container gardening softbeds may also be used alone. They make ideal containers if you use the traditional square foot gardening technique.
Vee-Minis are portable container gardening systems that are ideal for the kitchen counter or patio. A Vee-Mini could offer the best experience for any first time gardener. It comes with a 2-gallon or 5-gallon softbed planter, plus a composter and carrying handle.
- Do you know anyone with a physical disability? Vee Gardens are wheelchair accessible.
- Do you live in a small apartment or condo? Vee Garden is the perfect solution for small space gardening.