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B&M Costco Clearance - Vita Gardens 4ft. x 4ft. Keyhole Raised Garden Now $49.97 YMMV Old Price Was At $98.99

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Update: Sorry don't know why the title at the end has "Amazon" at it. I check the advance edit and can't see it for the Title.

Costco Item 1021445

Detail Info about this Vita Gardens:
https://www.vitagardens.com/produ...le-garden/

Manual: https://www.vitagardens.com/wp-co...011517.pdf
Specs

Item Code: VT17101
Outside Footprint: 48″ x 48″ x 23 7/8″ (122 cm x 122 cm x 61 cm)
Compost Basket: 12″ x 12″ x 23 7/8″ (31 cm x 31 cm x 61 cm)
Material: Food grade BPA-free, thylate-free polymer
Warranty: 20 year warranty against rotting, fading, yellowing
Post Size: 3″ x 3″
Number of Boxes: 1
Soil Capacity

Area: 16 sq ft (1.5 sq m)
Soil Capacity: 27 cu ft (roughly 1 cu yard)
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I guess some local Costco Warehouse is clearing out this old items. I have purchase two of those at their regular price at $98.99 and after a month and half now it on clearance at $49.97. I got 3 more afterward. This weekend I check there was more like 5 here still in Lancaster, CA. I really love my raised garden that is why I got a few more with a total of 5. You can also not put it up to the full height and make it longer and lower.

Again this is at your local Costco and your YMMV. A few months back Costco.com did have this same model but it was like $135 with free shipping. Now they don't have this model online. Amazon does not sell it at this price too.

Oh... by the way how can you tell if your local Costco has something on clearance? It always end with $###.97. That was what one Costco sale rep told me.

Here the same model sold by 3rd party in Amazon for $227.
https://www.amazon.com/Vita-Keyho...ole+Garden

4×4 Keyhole Garden
$199.99

Keyhole Gardens are a brilliant garden design that lets you compost and grow vegetables in the same garden!

uses far less water than in-ground gardens (up to 70%) perfect for drought areas
composts and grows vegetables in same system
use daily kitchen scraps reducing household waste by up to 30%
food grade, BPA free polymer
20 year warranty
no tools required

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How much miracle grow did you pour in to top it off? I poured a bag of 55 qt from Costco and barely filled it up :\

Our Costco had it for $40.00, we only bought one. Went back few days later and it was all gone :'(
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How much miracle grow did you pour in to top it off? I poured a bag of 55 qt from Costco and barely filled it up :\

Our Costco had it for $40.00, we only bought one. Went back few days later and it was all gone :'(
For your answer, It took about 8 bags of 1cu ft to fill up the bed after I have added magazine and cardboard box, newpaper, wood sticks, etc. I was using nice potting mix soil from Dr. Earth at HomeDepot that was about $13 per bag.


Follow some youtube video of how to build a keyhole garden and fill it up with old tree logs, newspaper, magzine, mulch and other compost material. I did spent over $2,000 buying potting mix soils, seeds, and plants. It is an expensive hobby that will pay off well in the long run.

When the raised bed are done correctly you should have to replace it after 5 years.
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I did spent over $2,000 buying potting mix soils, seeds, and plants.
Holy cow!!! Got pic of your garden? Wife and I bought it because we wanted to compose stuff and it was only $40. She started getting into succulent planting and I've been growing a lemon tree from seed for a few years already.

I filled mine up 3/4 full with dried leaves, grass trimmings and cardboard boxes then topped the rest with miracle grow. Barely got 2 inches from a $10 bag of soil
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https://www.vitagardens.com/produ...le-garden/

I guess some local Costco is clearing out this old items. I have purchase two of those at their regular price at $98.99 and after a month and half now it on clearance at $49.97. I got 3 more afterward. This weekend I check there was more like 5 here in Lancaster, CA. I really love my that is why I got a few more. You can also not put it up to the full height and make it longer.

Oh... by the way how can you tell if your local Costco has something on clearance? It always end with $###.97. That was what one Costco sale rep told me.

Here the same model sold by 3rd party in Amazon for $227.
https://www.amazon.com/Vita-Keyho...ole+Garden

4×4 Keyhole Garden
$199.99

Keyhole Gardens are a brilliant garden design that lets you compost and grow vegetables in the same garden!

uses far less water than in-ground gardens (up to 70%) perfect for drought areas
composts and grows vegetables in same system
use daily kitchen scraps reducing household waste by up to 30%
food grade, BPA free polymer
20 year warranty
no tools required

MrMasterQ
do you have the costco item # by any chance?
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For your answer, It took about 8 bags of 1cu ft to fill up the bed after I have added magazine and cardboard box, newpaper, wood sticks, etc. I was using nice potting mix soil from Dr. Earth at HomeDepot that was about $13 per bag.


Follow some youtube video of how to build a keyhole garden and fill it up with old tree logs, newspaper, magzine, mulch and other compost material. I did spent over $2,000 buying potting mix soils, seeds, and plants. It is an expensive hobby that will pay off well in the long run.

When the raised bed are done correctly you should have to replace it after 5 years.
Pay off in the long run? You must be kidding.
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I build mine from free pallets. Rip it off and voila. Little bit of work and spend about a dollar worth in sawzall blades.
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"Drainage holes not included"
Do you have to pay extra for the drainage holes?!!
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Out of stock already..!
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Out of stock already..!
So, you went to every single Costco and checked?
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I see quite a few at Burbank Costco 49.97
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For your answer, It took about 8 bags of 1cu ft to fill up the bed after I have added magazine and cardboard box, newpaper, wood sticks, etc. I was using nice potting mix soil from Dr. Earth at HomeDepot that was about $13 per bag.


Follow some youtube video of how to build a keyhole garden and fill it up with old tree logs, newspaper, magzine, mulch and other compost material. I did spent over $2,000 buying potting mix soils, seeds, and plants. It is an expensive hobby that will pay off well in the long run.

When the raised bed are done correctly you should have to replace it after 5 years.
So the product page says that watering is reduced. How often are you watering your garden bed, and what's planted there (for reference on watering needs)?
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Pay off in the long run? You must be kidding.
It is pretty easy to grow enough vegetables to break even on these things, especially if you enjoy doing it vs see it as work. But $13 a cu.ft. for soil? omfg
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Holy cow!!! Got pic of your garden? Wife and I bought it because we wanted to compose stuff and it was only $40. She started getting into succulent planting and I've been growing a lemon tree from seed for a few years already.

I filled mine up 3/4 full with dried leaves, grass trimmings and cardboard boxes then topped the rest with miracle grow. Barely got 2 inches from a $10 bag of soil
Yes, my wife is pretty mad at me spending all this $$$$ and don't think we will get a return on it.
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do you have the costco item # by any chance?
Tonight when I get home I can upload the pictures and give you the number.
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So the product page says that watering is reduced. How often are you watering your garden bed, and what's planted there (for reference on watering needs)?
You can go to their website or Google any on Keyhole garden and find out. Basically, they center keyhole is the area where you dump in your food waste and do the watering. Because it a raised bed it helps plants develop deep root that can tip in the water lower in the soil. The design of keyhole help keep the moist much longer inside the soil.

Do remember to get potting mixing soil or it will not work as well or use your own compost.
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