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

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 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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Original Poster

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SuperEd

was thinking about getting one of these

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It would take about 20 years to recoup the initial outlay. I just use the £2 tescos tubs and they work great

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
forums.moneysavingexpert.com/sho…726

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?

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.

Original Poster

Just thought it would be good for someone who hasnt got a garden and enjoys growing things

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

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dxx;5114700

Cold from me. Not because £19.99 is necessarily that bad a price for this … 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:

csiman;5115095

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.

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dxx;5115147

Oh, right enough. I thought This easy to assemble planter is frost … 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 :?

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

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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