The back ache has been taken out of growing tomatoes for the thousands of ‘grow your own’ enthusiasts who lovingly nurture their red fruits in grow bags.

Clever designers at Forest Garden, the UK’s number one company in timber fence panels, sheds, greenhouses and other decorative structures, have created the first grow bag container on legs.

The Grow Bag Container is made at Forest Garden’s rural Worcestershire factory from pressure treated, British‐grown, FSC certified timber.  It has a built-in cross beam to which support canes can be tied.  This keeps the tomato plants straight, making it easier for removing side shoots, watering and feeding and harvesting the fruits.

Each container holds one grow bag and is just the right depth to hide unsightly bags.  This is particularly important if growing on a patio as it will stop the floor from staining  The containers have a 15‐year anti‐rot guarantee and can either be painted or simply left to gracefully mature over the years.

Their legs give a working height of 60cm, making them ideal for older gardeners, children or anyone with mobility problems.  They are flat‐packed, are quick and easy to assemble, strong and sturdy once built and cost £74.99 and are available from high street multiples, garden centers or online.

See www.forestgarden.co.uk for stockists of Forest Garden products.

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