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If you're considering growing your own vegetables, then a veg trug is a must. Veg trugs provide innumberable benefits to any budding gardener, but we've listed our five favourite benefits of using a vegetable trug for all of your growing needs. From their stylish and ergonomic design to their efficient drainage systems, we'll give you five reasons why a veg trug will help your vegetables.

  1. Their Design: Many people are aware of the classic vegetable trough design, with it's slanted sides and crossed legs, but did you know there are actually reasons for this design? The reason why they have an upside down triangular prism is to allow you to grow both deep root and shallow root vegetables at the same time. So if you were trying to decide between growing beets and tomatoes, there's no need, as you can grow both. Now whilst the crossed leg part of the design has no actual effect on plant growth, it does add to the stability of the planter, as well as the stylishness. It also allows you easy access compared to other vegetable planters.
  2. Advanced Drainage System: Many of our large veg trugs, such as our deep root troughs, have large drainage holes to ensure that your vegetables are happy and healthy. Most vegetable trugs have large drainage capabilities, and ours are no different, as they help to avoid waterlogging, and reduce the risk of root rot, promoting healthier plant growth.
  3. Weed Control: The raised design of veg trugs helps to minimize weed growth, creating a barrier between the soil and surrounding ground. This reduces the need for frequent weeding, and saves time and effort in garden maintenance. The raised design also allows you easy access to the trough, which allows you to pick out any weeds that may grow.
  4. Pest Protection: The raised position of the planter allows a degree of protection againt pests such as slugs, snails, and other crawling insects. By limiting the access of pests to your plants, the veg trug ensures that your crops are healthier, and grow more successfully. The raised position of veg trug planters also allows them to limit the likelihood of damage or infestation, and if you choose to invest in a cover or netting for your veg trug, you can almost eliminate risk entirely. 
  5. Extended Growing Season: The raised design of veg trugs also allows for better soil warming, and if covered with a plastic or fabric material, they can create a miniature greenhouse effect, which can help to extend a traditionally shorter growing season in the cool British climate. This means that a veg trug can allow you to start growing earlier in the Spring and later into the Autumn. 

Veg trugs offer a wide variety of benefits, and can be used by both beginner and expert horticulturalists. So go ahead and check out our range of veg trugs right here: Veg Trug Range.

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