Horkans and Vegepod

Vegepod & The National Ploughing Championships

We're going to the National Ploughing Championships!

The National Ploughing Championships is taking place this year from the 17th - 19th of September. It is being held in Ballintrane, Fenagh, Co. Carlow. This year marks the 88th Annual National Ploughing Championships  and we're delighted to be going along!

The National Ploughing Championships is one of Europe's largest outdoor events. It attracts exhibitors, global buyers and visitors from all around the world. It is an outstanding showcase of the very best of Ireland’s food, farming & culture.

"The Championships not only provides a national stage for showcasing all things agricultural, but also brings together people from all sectors of Irish society both rural and urban, to enjoy three days immersed in country living."Anna May McHugh

Grow Veggies Like Never Before!

What Is A Vegepod?

The Vegepod is a garden product, like no other in Ireland! It is a self contained, raised garden bed that is the perfect solution for anyone interested in growing their own chemical free, nutritional veggies. The vegepod makes gardening simple. It is a modular vegetable garden that is self-watering, protected and perfectly sized for every home. You just sow the vegetables or herbs you want to grow, shut the protective cover and the vegepod does the rest, even the watering!

Benefits of the vegepod include:

  • year round gardening.
  • organic gardening.
  • rapid growth of produce.
  • one foot of soil.
  • self-watering (can go weeks without watering).
  • protection from pests, wildlife and damaging weather.
  • easy assembly (no tools needed).
  • composed of durable, foodsafe plastic.
Ploughing Championships: Vegepod

If you would like to learn more about the Vegepod, you can read our blog here.

Where Can You Find Horkans and Vegepod?

Our Vegepod stand will be located at: 

  • Block number 4. 
  • Row number 23.
  • Stand number 517.

The easiest access point is through gate 12. Make sure you look out for our marquee and stand! Our team of Paraic, Tom, Thomas, Neil and Luke will be looking forward to meeting you and helping you to grow veggies, like never before!

Ploughing Championships: Tom and Neil

Listen Live!

If you can't attend the Ploughing Championship, then make sure to listen live to all of the action. On Tuesday, Newstalk will be broadcasting live from the Ploughing Championships.

Listen: Tuesday 17th September @ 11am.

Paraic will be joining Pat Kenny on Newstalk FM for his regular gardening slot, live from the Ploughing Championships!

Do you have questions about the Vegepod? If so, just contact your local store where one of our helpful and knowledgeable staff will be happy to help and answer any questions you may have.