Product review: potato planters
Consumer editor Julia Heaton finds out which reuseable potato planters are the most user-friendly
Best buy 18/20
Three potato patio planters £12.99 (p&p £4.50)
Haxnicks from garden centres
Tel. 0845 241 1555
Round polyethylene bags with side handles and reinforced metal edged drainage holes, offset from each other around the base and sides. Double stitching up the sides for strength. Size 14½in (37cm) diameter x 19in (48cm) tall.
Excellent detailed instructions on packaging and care tips in catalogue. Holds 40ltrs of compost, for three to five tubers. Eight drainage holes. Easy to clean and store.
The tallest of the bag type. Its round shape allows the top to remain open for easy filling and watering as the potato plants grow. An attractive, neat looking bag, and the dark colour will stop the tubers turning green. Like the other planters, it’s perfect for spuds, but can be used for other crops too.
A versatile, quality product that should last several seasons in a row.