Manufactured from tough polythene with drainage holes around the sides and base. They also come with a helpful growing guide full of hints and advice to help you get started.
The ideal growing environment for vegetables, salads, herbs & strawberries. Sturdy integral corner supports hold the Raised Bed in shape. Reinforced drainage holes in the sides & base help to maintain well drained soil.
Perfect for patios and small urban spaces, they make allotments accessible to all without the waiting lists!
Helpful Haxnicks hint: Add gravel to the bottom of the planters to improve drainage.
- Additional Information
You can grow almost anything in a Raised Bed Patio Planter – choose the varieties that you like, or use our suggestions below. Most Garden Centres and catalogues sell young vegetable plants, or you can keep costs to a minimum and start your own tasty vegetables from seed, sown directly into the compost, or indoors in pots on your windowsill.
Leaf salad mixes are fast croppers ready to eat just a few weeks after sowing & will re-grow up to 4 times if you trim the foliage & leave the base intact. Cut & come again lettuce varieties are perfect container subjects, & easy to grow from seed. Mini vegetables are succulent & all the rage, go ‘mini’ with sweet corn, beetroot, carrots, spinach, & parsnips. Why not try something colourful & decorative as well? Try ‘Rainbow Swiss Chard’ or shiny ‘Chilli Peppers’ in a wide variety of deliciously hot colours. Courgettes are not only full of nutrition but are available in vibrant yellow & gold bringing a taste of sunshine to your plate. Try something exotic, like Chinese vegetables or Oriental leaves, Pak Choi, or beautifully dark aubergines to impress family, friends & neighbours with your culinary vision. Squashes come in all sorts of wonderful shapes & colours & so much fun that the kids will love them. Add a touch of the Mediterranean to your salad bowl. You can grow edible flower varieties such as peppery nasturtiums or pansies, seed catalogues list plenty of colourful ideas.
YOU WILL NEED
1. Approximately 100 litres of high quality multi-purpose compost. Compost specially formulated for containers will help keep the compost moist.
2. Seeds or young plants
3. Suitable liquid or soluble feed for vegetables
1. Place a layer of gravel, or other suitable material into the bottom of the planter to help drainage.
2. Fill with good quality multi-purpose compost to approximately 4cm (1½ins) height from the top of the planter.
3. Follow instructions on seed packets if sowing direct, remembering to thin out seedlings when large enough to handle.
4. Water plants before planting, & allow to drain.
5. Carefully water in after planting without soaking the compost.
6. Do not place outdoors until after last frosts, or keep in the light, in a frost free situation.
7. Water regularly & do not allow the compost to dry out.
8. Feed regularly from mid-summer with a good liquid feed or use a slow release fertiliser following manufacturer’s instructions.