Maxi Manger Trough Planter
Prices From £98.00
Getting the most from these Maxi Manger Trough Planters isn't difficult and even though quality raised beds and planters are - pardon the pun - a huge growth area as gardeners realise the benefits of growing their own fruit and vegetables in waist height comfort...More information
Getting the most from these Maxi Manger Trough Planters isn't difficult and even though quality raised beds and planters are - pardon the pun - a huge growth area as gardeners realise the benefits of growing their own fruit and vegetables in waist height comfort with little or no maintenance and free from certain pests, we're still rather pleased with the stylish Maxi Manger Raised Planter we've both researched and designed.
Standing 79cm off the ground, 83cm wide and available in 4 lengths (2ft/0.6m, 4ft/1.2m, 6ft/1.8m & 8ft/2.4m) the Trough Style Raised Planter provides growing options that single level raised beds can't dream of offering. Plant your salads and shallow rooting crops round the perimeter of the FSC approved, high pressure treated wooden trough and let the plants (including carrots and parsnips) which require extra depth really stretch their legs in the centre, where 45cm of soil is available.
Manufactured from 2cm thick planed wood and carrying a 5 year structural guarantee, you can be sure the Maxi Manger Raised Planter won't let you down and your patio will be grateful for the thick, fitted, non-woven polypropylene fabric liner which aids water retention, contains fine sand and compost and helps prevent leaching.
We've also added smaller versions of the Maxi Manger Trough Planter - the Mini Manger and Micro Manger which are also available in 4 lengths and are ideal for the patio or courtyard.
And you can turn your Maxi Manger Raised Planter into the ultimate patio vegetable growing system with the new Hoops and Cover Kits - designed exclusively for all lengths of Maxi Manger!
- Manger Raised Planter manufactured from 2cm thick planed FSC timber
- Stands 79cm in height
- Measures 83cm wide
- Available in 4 sizes - 2ft/0.6m, 4ft/1.2m, 6ft/1.8m and 8ft/2.4m
- Timber is high pressure treated with a safe preserve
- Provides a hefty 45cm growing depth in the centre
- Strengthened with internal supports and leg braces
- 5 year structural guarantee
- Comes complete with thick, fitted, non-woven polypropylene fabric liner specially tailored for the bed
- Ideal for both shallow and deep rooting vegetables
- Enables you to work at a comfortable height
- Thwarts some ground-dwelling pests
- For the ultimate in crop protection try our new Hoops and Cover Kits
- Liner helps prevent residue leaching onto patio or courtyard and protects timber even further
- Opens up growing options on patios, balconies and terraces and in courtyards
- Ideal for town or city gardens with limited space
- Allows gardeners with back problems to carry on growing
- Supplied with full assembly instructions
- Recommended two person assembly
- Electric screwdriver or drill with screwdriver fittings makes assembly of Manger Raised Planter much quicker and easier
- Mini Manger Trough Planter & Micro Manger Trough Planter also available.
- This product is supplied as a kit for self assembly
How Much Compost?
When working out the amount of compost required to fill your Mini Manger Raised Planter, use the following simple guide - each 60cm (2ft) length requires 136 litres of material. Don't forget to add plenty of organic matter to improve both soil structure and water retention!
Really pleased with the speed and quality of the Manger Planter. Going to fill it with fragrant flowers under our windows.
Easy to assemble (by one averagely strong person). Good quality wood. Needs a lot of topsoil to fill it, which isn't cheap, so factor this in to the price
Very speedy delivery and very clear assembly instructions. We were also very impressed with the quality, too, as the ones we've seen IRL were either the same price or more expensive but no-where near the same quality of timber. . We haven't used the hoops and covers yet but they look very easy to fit.. Thank you.
Mini Manger Trough Planter
MAXI MANGER RAISED PLANTER HELP AND ADVICE
Filling Your Maxi Manger
We've given you an idea of how much soil you'll need to fill your Maxi Manger Raised Planter above, but it's the quality that counts - that's why we're proud of our tie-up with Rolawn, recognised as the market leades when it comes to topsoil and soil improvers.
We recommend you use the Rolawn soils to fill around 75% of your Maxi Manger planter, and make up the missing quarter with some good old organic matter in the form of well rotted manure, garden compost or even some garden centre-bought bags of farmyard manure (FYM). If you are intending to plant the beds up almost immediately after filling, you must make sure any manure is well-rotted down as the fresh variety will release ammonia as it decomposes, and this can harm plants.
Adding this bulky organic matter - Strulch is another alternative - will help with water retention and soil structure in general as light raised bed soils are notorious for rapidly drying out. After your first season of growing, you can think about applying stronger manures which will have the winter to break down – or even grow a green manure crop.
Maxi Manger Crop Protection
Protect your Maxi Manger grown crops with our NEW range of Hoops and Cover Kits, designed specially for the Maxi Manger.
Choose from galvanised steel 19mm hoops, Fitted Insect Mesh covers, a tailored and seam stitched Butterfly Net or the heavy-duty PVC Mesh Vented Cover for all year growing.
Buying the hoops and your choice of cover in kit form is the easiest option but we've also made the covers available separately should you wish to move with the seasons and keep your crops protected all year long!
What The Press Say
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Scored 18/20 of six manger planters tested by Julia Heaton "A quality product - attractive and solid. I particularly like the manger planter style trough as it provides a generous depth for growing vegetables in the centre, allowing salad crops and herbs to be planted around the shallower sides."