Best buy 19/20

The Veg Trug is a straight leg design

Small 1m Veg Trug £109.99
Tel. 01206 230025 for stockist finder

Made from sustainably grown fir. Four lengths available, our small size was 2ft 8in (80cm) high x 2ft 6in (76cm) wide x 3ft 3in (1m) long. Clear self assembly instructions but website advice also available.
A straight leg design with crosspeice for stability. The wood is stained with a food safe finish. Plastic leg covers stop rotting and its preformed liner has a drawstring that can be pulled tight while filling with compost. Slats have 15mm gaps for drainage. Growing depth 15in (38cm).
Set up RATING 4
Assembly was easy, thanks to the excellent instructions and a website clip. The wood was lovely to work with but felt fairly soft. However, it was the sturdiest trough of all because of the straight legs. Overall a superb, highly desirable planter.
Great value for a quality product, well designed and competitively priced.


Other mangers on test were:

1.2m Maxi Manger Trough £120 (delivery £12.95) 18/20
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Tel. 0845 402 5300

1.8m Rooting Planter Trough £99.97 delivery £3 18/20 Code 210-7191 (Pro Direct Ltd).  Tel. 0845 6004411

1.2m Standing Manger Trough £73.50 incl delivery 13/20
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Garden Wooden Trough £99.99 15/20
Tel. 0845 077 8888

1.2m Raised Veg and Salad Planter £48 delivery £25 16/20
Tel. 07702 824913