April 14th is National Gardening Day, and Skip Bedell wants you to make your garden the best it can be with these smart, GREAT ideas to make it lush and fruitful!

Medium VegTrug

VegTrug is the world leading garden raised bed. The VegTrug allows vegetables to be grown in the smallest of spaces and is a beautiful addition to any garden or even balcony of an apartment. The VegTrug is sold in 28 countries and has been established in the market for 10 years.
  • The unique V shape allows deep rooted vegetables to be grown along the centre line and salad crops and fruits to be grow towards the shallower back and front edges.
  • The V shape allows wheelchair users to sit underneath the VegTrug and reach across to be able to tend the whole planting bed.
  • The VegTrug comes with a liner that holds the soil and allows moisture to go through one way and air to pass through into the soil and plant roots making for stronger and healthier plants.
  • This liner action keeps the bottom of the VegTrug dry and clean.
  • The VegTrug appeals to more mature gardeners who can no longer bend or kneel to garden.
  • The VegTrug appeals to kids who can garden at waist height very easily. Kids will eat anything they grow themselves!
  • The VegTrug appeals to moms and grandparents who want to teach their kids where their food comes from. The VegTrug website and App has masses of information and videos to teach people who have never grown before how to do it!
  • Easy build – The VegTrug comes knock down but many parts are pre-assembled and pre-drilled. The website has videos and animations showing how to build the product.
  • The VegTrug is treated with a water based, food safe preservative.
  • The VegTrug keeps pests away from your produce. Slugs and snails cannot reach!
  • The VegTrug has a mass of accessories which can be added including:
  1. Greenhouse frame and cover
  2. Insect protection cover
  3. Fleece cover to extend the growing season
  4. Cold Frame
  5. Bee Bar for non stinging pollinating bees
Available to buy at www.vegtrug.com or on Amazon (search “Medium VegTrug”)

VegTrug Herb Garden

The VegTrug Herb Garden is one of VegTrug’s best selling products. Designed for growing herbs right outside your kitchen door, there is nothing easier or more healthy than growing your own fresh herbs. Each ’segment’ of the Herb Garden has its own liner. This stops herbs spreading out of control and grows just enough for a family to use.
  • The Herb Garden is regularly featured on QVC America and is a best seller in the USA.
  • Very easy build.
  • Treated with a food safe, water based preservative.
  • Grow 8 different herb varieties in one easy planter
  • Beautiful design for looks and function
  • Gets kids into gardening and teaches them where their food comes from
  • Fantastic retail price point at $89.99
Available to buy at www.vegtrug.com or on Amazon (search “VegTrug Herb Garden”)


  • Digs the perfect hole every time.
  • Its flat bottom patented curved angled design
  • Digs a perfect hole for planting annuals, perennials, vegetables, small shrubs and anything else you want to plant.
  • Makes gardening fun and easy by taking the aches and pains away!
  • Is Made in the USA of steel with a long lasting powder coat.
  • Currently in two sizes, 4″ for 4″ potted plants and 6″ for 6″ potted plants and four colors/ black, orange, green, yellow.
  • Also a 25″ Extension fits on both BITs and allows for digging while standing. Comes in black only.
  • Introducing a 1 Gallon and 3 Gallon version of THE MAXBIT. For pricing contact [email protected]
  • They donate a portion of sales to a nonprofit overseas that works with children and families in the Himalayas, helping to bring a nation out of poverty and ignorance.
  • Many people suffer aches and pains that follow weekends of gardening and landscaping. THE MAXBIT digs the perfect hole every time, saving you time and effort, allowing you to do more of what you love with the ones you love.

Miracle-Gro® Performance Organics

·         Astonishing results, every time – that has always been the Miracle-Gro mission. Now, Miracle-Gro Performance Organics delivers the Miracle-Gro results you expect with the ingredients you want.

·         Miracle-Gro’s new Performance Organics line gives consumers an organic gardening solution that achieves results on par with – or better than – conventional synthetic products. The line includes a container mix, in-ground soil, plant nutrition options and a garden feeder.

·         These soils and plant foods feature a revolutionary blend of natural and organic materials, and the soils contain a locally sourced, specially aged compost. This delivers up to twice the bounty for vegetables, flowers, and herbs (versus unfed plants).

·         Miracle-Gro Performance Organics products are now available online at miraclegro.com and at retailers nationwide. Products range in price from $6.49-$13.99.

Orbit has been in the sprinkler business for over 40 years and they really know water. They are the only brand that has smart watering solutions for both an above or below ground watering systems. They are making smart watering affordable.

  • The Orbit B-hyve WiFi Timer is a smart sprinkler timer that takes the guesswork and hassle out of watering your yard.
  • The Orbit B-hyve Wifi Timer works with any “in-ground” sprinkler/irrigation systems and through its smart technology it determines when and how long you should water your lawn based on the weather in your area, your soil type, and more, conserving as much as 25% water and saving money while having a healthy lawn.
  • Need to manually turn on a zone while you’re away? Simply download the B-hyve app and manage your sprinklers anywhere in the world.
  • B-hyve WiFi Timer starts at $99 for a 6-zone controller and $109 for a 12-zone. It can be purchased at Home Depot, Lowes, Amazon or https://bhyve.orbitonline.com/.
  • Check for rebates in your area as you can receive as much as 50% off after rebates. This product pays for itself in a season, especially if you use culinary water.
  • Works with Google Home and Amazon Echo.

If you don’t have an in-ground system, but still need to water the lawn, the Orbit B-hyve Hose Faucet Timer makes any hose smart.

  • Know the Flow – B-hyve Hose Faucet manages water usage with a built-in flowmeter. Know exactly how much water is being used with each scheduled or manual watering.
  • Expand to all of your yard’s faucets – B-hyve allows multiple mesh devices to communicate with each other using the B-hyve hub. That means you can add multiple B-hyve Hose Faucet Timers and control them all within one app
  • B-hyve Hose Faucet starts at $69 and can be purchased at Home Depot, Lowes, Amazon or https://bhyve.orbitonline.com/
  • Check for rebates in your area as you can receive as much as 50% off after rebates.
  • Works with Google Home and Amazon Echo.

Spring is here and it’s time to mow the lawn!  Technology keeps getting better and Skip wants to show you the latest in features to make your life easier and have the best looking lawn!

The POWER+ 21″ Mower delivers durability in all weather conditions. The self-propelled function is variable speed; pick your pace. The EGO POWER+ 21″ Self-Propelled Mower delivers the torque of gas. No other cordless mower matches or surpasses the power of gas mowers. Compatible with all EGO POWER+ ARC Lithium™ batteries.

  • Self-Propelled
  • Torque of Gas!
  • 21″ Deck
  • Variable Speed : 1.8 MPH – 3.6 MPH
  • Push Button Start
  • Compact Storage
  • Weather Resistant Construction (ipx4)
  • LED Headlights
  • 3-IN-1 Function: Mulching, Bagging, Side Discharge (chute available upon request)
  • 3 Position Handle Heights
  • One Handed Height Adjustment
  • Maximum Cutting Height: 4 inches
  • Minimum Cutting Height: 1 ½ inches
  • Grass Bag Capacity: 2 Bushels
  • Rear Wheel Size: 9 inches
  • 5 Year Warranty

Honda Self-Propelled, 3-in-1, Variable Speed Lawn Mower with Electric Start that is Simple, Money Saving, Adaptable, Reliable and Time Saving.

  • Simple self charging electric start
  • Money saving 3-in-1 clip director system (bag, mulch, discharge) no tools or costly attachments needed
  • Adaptable 2-position quick-fold handles for comfort, convenient storage and transport
  • Reliable easy start Honda GCV160 engine
  • Time saving micro cut twin blades reduce time emptying bag thanks to finer clippings, meaning more clippings per bagful, when mulching, provides smaller clippings for faster decomposition
  • Use fuel stabilizers to maintain your engine and increase the longevity of your mower.

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