If you're planting to grow your own while in lockdown, you need a raised planter. Why? Because, as you'll soon discover, growing and picking food is hard work, and is especially tough on your back. Strawberries, lettuce, potatoes, and many other crops grow close to the ground, so tending to them and harvesting them from the ground requires a lot of leaning.
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Which is where a raised planter comes in really useful. The large planter from VegTrug – on sale at Robert Dyas – comes up 80 centimetres high – ideal for growing without back-breaking leaning. Plant, water, and pick your fruit and veg with ease. You can also use this planter to start a herb garden – it'll look really pretty with all the plants spilling out of it.
What we really like about it, though, is the fact that it comes with a replaceable drainage membrane which will ensure your plants are never waterlogged. Just the ticket for growing your own food this spring. You won't be able to pick up this planter in stores, which have all closed due to coronavirus, but Robert Dyas are still shipping, and the planter will be with you within two weeks.
VegTrug Medium Classic Raised Planter | Was £189.99, now £159.99
And did we mention that this planter is made from FSC certified fir? Sustainable food growing in a sustainably made planter – we can get on board with that.View Deal