Frequently Asked Questions

How long will the Personal Produce Gardens and Convertible Greenhouses last?

Many, MANY, Years! We’ve sold hundreds of gardens since 2006. The first two original Incredible Raining Gardens were built over ten years ago and are still in use today. We changed our design to the Personal Produce Garden in 2011 and have yet to receive a single complaint about their durability. Our first Convertible Greenhouse looks as good today as it did when it was built 15 years ago.

Hot dipped galvanized fasteners are expensive. Can I use a cheaper fastener?

The corrosive nature of treated wood weakens most fasteners. A hot dipped galvanized coating resists this deterioration. A garden is only as strong as the fasteners that hold it together.

Do pressure treated timbers contaminate the soil?

Prior to 2002 most wood preservatives were arsenic based and did contaminate the surrounding soil. After 2002 most preservatives became copper based. According to Osmose, Inc., a leading wood preservative manufacturer, timbers treated in this manner do not contaminate the surrounding soil. As an added precaution, in our gardens and greenhouses the planting mix is inside our containers and does not come in contact with the treated timbers.

Isn’t it cheaper to just buy your produce?

That depends on what and how much you grow. Our gardens can extend growing seasons; our greenhouses can provide food year round. With the right plant, the right care, and a little luck, it’s possible that a single plant could return your investment the very first season; it’s happened before. And the only way to be guaranteed fresh, healthy and safe produce, is to grow it yourself.

What kind of plants can be grown in a Personal Produce Garden or Convertible Greenhouse?

In addition to flowers, the large containers used in our gardens and greenhouses allow for growing a wide variety fruits and vegetables such as Tomatoes, Peppers, Lettuces, Cucumbers, Squash, Water Melons, Cantaloupes, Egg Plant, Strawberries, Broccoli, Cabbage, Greens, Spinach, Beans, Peas and more. Our gardens are designed to extend growing seasons. Our greenhouses are designed for year round gardening.

How long does it take to assemble a Personal Produce Garden kit?

For most people assembly takes 2 to 4 hours.

What tools do I need for assembly?

Minimal required tools include a power drill, bit, ratchet w/socket, phillips head screwdriver, and hammer. A saw is required if cutting your own timbers; a miter saw is recommended but not required.

Why doesn’t the custom cut timbers come with predrilled holes?

A landscape timber can shrink, bend, and/or twist prior to assembly causing the holes to misalign. Pre-drilling the holes at the time of assembly alleviates this problem.

Why is the Incredible Raining Garden no longer for sale?

We loved the IRG. It put us on the map. Unfortunately, it’s design was not conducive to the development of a kit. Once we introduced our Personal Produce Garden kit it took over our market. We’re now able to provide our customers a similar, more efficient garden for almost third of the price and can ship this kit anywhere in the continental United States.

What is U. S. Victory Gardens return policy?

Personal Produce Garden kits, watering systems, and commercially delivered assembled Personal Produce Gardens may be returned within 30 days of receipt for a full refund. Customer pays all return shipping costs. Since Convertible Greenhouse are assembled on site by U. S. Victory Gardens, LLC they cannot be returned.

What is the warranty for assembled Personal Produce Gardens and Convertible Greenhouses?

All assembled gardens that have been assembled by U. S. Victory Gardens,LLC are guaranteed against any material or workmanship defect for 180 days after purchase. This includes the garden frame and premium watering system.