The ProGrow Vegetable Pod was created in the summer of 2010 from the question, "How do we make vegetable growing accessible to people living in urban areas with no room for gardens?" From that moment on, we have been researching and testing different materials, plants, soil types and conditions to create the optimal answer to that question. We created a method that allows people who only have a window ledge and a half day of sun to grow peppers or tomatoes or other vegetables and herbs with minimal effort.
The ProGrow Vegetable Pod combines 100% natural, biodegradable and compostable materials into a neat, efficient package that takes minutes to setup. Better yet, it also only takes minutes to clean up at the end of the season. Just place the Pod in a container that can hold about one to two inches of water, secure the Pod with the bamboo stakes (2 provided in each Pod), and fertilize throughout the season.
If you have the space for a garden, you can plant your ProGrow directly in the ground as well. The burlap exterior is loose enough that the roots will grow right through into the surrounding soil.
Our goal is to remain true to our original question. We want to see that everyone who uses ProGrow discovers how easy it is, and how tasty it is, to grow your own vegetables even if you have minimal growing space.
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