Botanico Potato Barrel 90Ltr (grow your own tatoes without a garden!!!) £19.99 (was £39.99) delivered @ Amazon - HotUKDeals
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Botanico Potato Barrel 90Ltr (grow your own tatoes without a garden!!!) £19.99 (was £39.99) delivered @ Amazon

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Grow your own spuds on your patio or balcony, no more nasty tatoes from the supermarket!! Manufacturer's Description The complete system for growing potatoes on a patio or balcony. This easy to as… Read More
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8y, 3w agoFound 8 years, 3 weeks ago
Grow your own spuds on your patio or balcony, no more nasty tatoes from the supermarket!!

Manufacturer's Description
The complete system for growing potatoes on a patio or balcony. This easy to assemble planter is frost resistant and allows up to 5 potatoes in 80 litres of compost (not included)

Made from durable terracota polypropylene for long life

* Terracota
* Made from polypropylene
* Ideal for growing potatoes on a patio/balcony
* Easy to assemble
* Requires just 5 seed potatoes in approx. 90 litres of compost (not supplied)
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#1
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[mod]#2
was thinking about getting one of these
banned#3
It would take about 20 years to recoup the initial outlay. I just use the £2 tescos tubs and they work great
#4
Dont bother.

Can do all that this does in a plastic bag.

If you buy a bag of compost and empty 90% out, plant 6 potatoes and top up when the plant gets bigger and keep doing this till the bag is full again you will have about 10-15Lbs of spuds for about £4. PLUS loads of compost over.

Thread about it here with LOADS of advice
http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.html?t=361726
#5
Cold from me. Not because £19.99 is necessarily that bad a price for this specific bit of kit, but £20+compost+seeds for five spuds works out at about a fiver per tater, which seems a little excessive. You can buy supersize terracotta pots from Homebase for remarkably little money (ie, this sort of volume, but under a fiver), so you're probably better buying them. Or, better still, buy smaller pots and grow basically anything other than potatoes, since they're a nightmare to get right. How do you know when to pull them out?
#6
Whats the yeild like and how long does it take.
It'll pay for itself in time but all that hard work.
I dont think paying a pound for 2.5kg of patato's is that bad.
#7
Just thought it would be good for someone who hasnt got a garden and enjoys growing things
#8
this isnt for me as ive a potato intolerance problem so get sick if i eat them.. but i think this is pefect for people like me, people who dont have space to plant in the ground and whos gardens are landscaped to the extent where they dont want a plastic sack hanging around, sack ideas great but doesnt look to good
banned#9
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Cold from me. Not because £19.99 is necessarily that bad a price for this specific bit of kit, but £20+compost+seeds for five spuds works out at about a fiver per tater, which seems a little excessive. You can buy supersize terracotta pots from Homebase for remarkably little money (ie, this sort of volume, but under a fiver), so you're probably better buying them. Or, better still, buy smaller pots and grow basically anything other than potatoes, since they're a nightmare to get right. How do you know when to pull them out?

it works out a £4 per plant, not 1 potato :thumbsup:
#10
csiman
it works out a £4 per plant, not 1 potato :thumbsup:


Oh, right enough. I thought This easy to assemble planter is frost resistant and allows up to 5 potatoes in 80 litres of compost (not included) meant actual potatoes, rather than potato plants. Fair do's.

Point still stands that you can get a massive terracotta pot for about a fifth this money, though. In fact, I might go and do that myself right now, since the patio's pretty much empty and looooads of my seeds came up, and I don't have quite enough good patches of garden for them all. Ah, toodleoo.
banned#11
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Oh, right enough. I thought This easy to assemble planter is frost resistant and allows up to 5 potatoes in 80 litres of compost (not included) meant actual potatoes, rather than potato plants. Fair do's.

Point still stands that you can get a massive terracotta pot for about a fifth this money, though. In fact, I might go and do that myself right now, since the patio's pretty much empty and looooads of my seeds came up, and I don't have quite enough good patches of garden for them all. Ah, toodleoo.

I agree it is a little ambiguous but Requires just 5 seed potatoes in approx makes it a little clearer.Mind you, I cant see how you'd get 5 potato plants in something this small :?
#12
used something similar with fab results last year. more like normal bucket/tub though, cost about £20 for 3 of them and you get the seed potatoes.
If this is like the other kit I looked at, and it looks incredibly similar, whilst its a good offer the tub itself was VERY flimsy, hence why I went for the bucket option.
reusing my buckets this year and trying another alternative which is the reinforced growing bag, keep your fingers crossed
#13
I used a pop up garden waste bag with good results last year. They sell small ones in Poundland.

Not voting on this as I've no idea if it's a good price or not.

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