Following a surge of orders during the months of lockdown, Forest Garden, Britain’s largest manufacturer and distributor of wooden garden products, has designed a fresh new range suitable for those intent on joining the ‘grow your own’ revolution.
The range includes an ingenious, raised, tomato grow bag container – a perfect way of hiding unsightly grow bags. And no more stooping – growing tomatoes has never been so easy.
Kitchen Garden Planters from £74.99: At 29cm deep, Forest Garden’s Kitchen Planters are the perfect depth for growing herbs and salads. Basil, chives, mint and tarragon, to name a few, thrive in shallower soils, as do lettuce, radishes, pak-choi and celery. Kitchen gardeners could even use these troughs for broccoli or spinach and fruit-lovers will find them perfect for strawberries. The planters come in two lengths – 1m and 1.8m and their height (70cm) makes it extra-easy to tend your crops. Each planter is supplied with instructions for self-assembly and the timber used is pressure treated to protect against rot. Forest Garden recommends lining the planter with a porous membrane before adding soil. The 1.8m planter requires 250 litres of compost and the smaller one 130 litres.
Grow Bag Tray Container RRP £74.99: Truly an idea whose time has come and perfect for those who struggle with mobility. The Grow Bag Tray Container from Forest Garden encloses unsightly growbags and makes the tending of your crops more accessible. It is designed around the standard 100cm long x 40cm wide grow bag system and the container features a crossbar for securing support canes. This product comes flat packed, with pressure treated wood to protect against rot and a 15-year ant-rot guarantee. Grow bag tray and grow bag not included.
Caledonian Raised Beds: Every outdoor space is different and the Caledonian range of raised beds from Forest Garden offers options suitable for all gardens great and small. The raised bed is made using strong 40mm thick timbers that are 140mm deep and have been notched at the ends so they can be easily assembled, with half-lap joints at each corner. All that is required to put the bed together is four screws, one in each corner. The screws are supplied with the bed, along with instructions. The wood is pressure treated to protect against rot and comes with a 15-year guarantee. The range includes a Compact bed (90cm x 90cm) a Long raised bed (45cm x 180cm) and Large raised bed (90 x 180cm).
Head of marketing at Forest Garden, Lynsey Grinnell, said: “As with many garden industry companies, our sales really took off during the lockdown. From the many hundreds of products we sell, it was the grow your own ranges which sold like hot cakes. We couldn’t supply planters and raised beds fast enough. We hope our new range, designed with the novice kitchen gardener in mind, will inspire all these new gardeners to make 2021 an even more bountiful year of home growing.”
Large Kitchen Planter 70(h) x 180(w) x 70(d)cm. Planting depth is 29cm. £119.99
Small Kitchen Planter 70(h) x 100(w) x 70(d)cm. Planting depth is 29cm. £74.99
Grow Bag Tray Container 60(h) x 115(w) x 55(cm). £74.99
Caledonian Raised Bed Compact 90 x 90cm. £39.99
Caledonian Raised Bed Long 45 x 180cm. £44.99
Caledonian Raised Bed Large 90 x 180cm. £59.99
Forest Garden products are available from garden centres and high street multiples. To view the range online and for stockist information visit www.forestgarden.co.uk