The 'Platform' potato planter is an innovative design for enabling the layering up of potatoes in a unique and easy to manage way. This provides a quick to set up and compact way of growing and harvesting potatoes. Since the planter stacks in tiers, the reduced footprint leaves more space for other produce in your garden.
Made from 3 collars and one base plate, the sections are placed on top of each other to extend the planter upwards as the potato plant grows - mimicking the layering process. Easy to assemble and get going, the first stage is to plant up one collar with the base plate attached to the bottom, providing the seed potatoes with their first 4 inches of soil in which to grow. As the potatoes shoot away, the next collar is attached (via a clever interlocking system) providing the next 4 inches of soil.
A watering ring at the top of each collar enables liquids to reach the bottom of the planter as the higher-level collars are attached, ensuring a bumper yield of potatoes. This system provides the potatoes with the maximum light during the early stages of growth (with no fabric bag flopping about above the developing shoots - as with many other planters).
The system delivers water to the roots at all stages of growth; as well as providing an easy method of harvesting - the collars are simply removed one at a time.
The dimensions for this product are as follows:
- 40 cm base diameter
- 25 cm x 1 tier planter height
- 45 cm x 2 tier planter height
- 65 cm x 3 tier planter height
Holds approximately 60 litres of compost