Forest 1.8m Deep Root Planter

Product Code: DRPLANT18HD EAN: 5027003000191

(4.8) Based on 55 Reviews

Description

If you're keen to start growing root vegetables, the 1.8m Deep Root Planter from Forest will be a splendid acquisition to your outdoor space and gardening needs.

This rectangular wooden planter offers an impressive 180cm wide growing space with a 42cm depth, ideal for those deep root crops such as potatoes, carrots and parsnips to grow at home.

Compact yet spacious, the planter is perfect if you're not fully mobile, as you don't have to bend down to the floor to repot and tend to your growing plants. Chunky legs provide ample support to what will become a substantial and hopefully very productive addition to your garden.

Durability is guaranteed with 70% FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified timber, which has been pressure treated to give added resistance to weathering. To prove the reliability of the pressure treatment, a 15-year guarantee against rot is included as standard. But don't be put off by the treatment, as it's still perfectly safe to grow edible foods inside.

The planter's soil capacity is an impressive 350-400 litres (approx) so that all of your carrots and parsnips will have a lovely depth of compost in which to develop and grow.

Deep Root Planter Features:

  • Versatile, Wide & Deep Planter
  • Ideal for Growing Your Own Potatoes, Carrots, Veg etc
  • Spacious 42cm Internal Depth
  • Pressure Treated Rough-Sawn Timber
  • Fittings Included for Simply Home Assembly
  • Crafted from 70% FSC Certified Timber
  • 15-year Guarantee Against Rot
  • Over 50 Reviews with an Overall Rating 4.8 / 5
  • Over 1200 Deep Root Planters Sold To Date!

Planter Dimensions: 

  • Overall Height: 80cm (2ft 8ins)
  • Overall Length: 180cm (5ft 11ins)
  • Overall Width: 70cm (2ft 4ins)
  • Plantable Height (internal depth): 42cm (1ft 5ins)
  • Plantable Length: 165cm (5ft 5ins)
  • Plantable Width: 55cm (1ft 10ins)
  • Soil/Compost Capacity: Approx 350-400 Litres
  • Side Board Wood Thickness: 15mm

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Delivery Information

Fast Free Delivery within Mainland UK.
In some cases we can even deliver outside the mainland e.g. Channel Isles and arrange the VAT element for you. In all instances please 
contact us today for a personalised quote.

Delivery Period
Delivery will typically be made within 3 - 5 working days (Please allow a few more days for parts of Scotland) but may be extended during busy times of the year. For larger products, the carrier will call and book in a convenient delivery date. For other products, a delivery date will be provided by email from the carrier, which will include a link to allow tracking online.

Vehicles We Use
Items will be delivered on larger lorries which can get to most places it's typically, a 7.5 ton lorry which is about the size of a dustbin lorry, this will depend on the item that is being delivered and should you have any concerns with restricted access to your property we ask you to contact us prior to placing an order.

Unloading Of Your Delivery
Due to the nature of this product, delivery will be made to the front of the property to the nearest location. Our drivers will not carry these items inside your home or back garden. When the item is delivered on a pallet, the pallet and packaging are non-returnable and the goods can only be manoeuvred on a flat and level surface (i.e. not a gravel driveway) by a pallet truck. On some occasions the driver will split the package to assist with manoeuvring of the item. Once you are happy, we will ask you to check the condition of the goods and sign for the delivery. Assistance with unloading may be required.

Customer Reviews

Overall Rating 4.8 / 5 Based On 55 Reviews

Delivery 5 / 5
Quality 5 / 5
Price 5 / 5

Excellent product

A excellent planter which is made very well, very easy to assemble, (I put this together in 35mins). The price I paid was spot on, overall very pleased. Delivered on time as arranged.

By Bryan.
31st, May, 2018.

Delivery 5 / 5
Quality 5 / 5
Price 5 / 5

good product

good product, very sturdy. good value for money. However, Why do they not pre drill the holes for assembly ? as a single person, I now have to find someone who can help me to hold all in place whilst the holes are drilled.

By gina wilden.
23rd, January, 2018.

Delivery 5 / 5
Quality 5 / 5
Price 5 / 5

Great product at a very reasonable price!

A quick and efficient delivery. Good quality and seems straight forward to assemble. Waiting until weather improves before assembling it. Would recommend definitely.

By L.Evans.
19th, December, 2017.

Delivery 5 / 5
Quality 5 / 5
Price 5 / 5

Great service

Really pleased with the service from this company.

By David Cotton.
06th, November, 2017.

Delivery 5 / 5
Quality 5 / 5
Price 5 / 5

Wooden planter

We were very pleased with this planter, it is very sturdy. It was easy to assemble

By John Allen.
23rd, October, 2017.

Delivery 5 / 5
Quality 5 / 5
Price 5 / 5

Great quality and price

I am really pleased with the quality of this planter as it was quite a bit cheaper than comparable ones I was looking at from different retailers. Found it reasonably easy and quick to assemble. The company's staff and the delivery guy were great to deal with.

By Giola.
17th, October, 2017.

Delivery 5 / 5
Quality 5 / 5
Price 5 / 5

Good Value item, easy to assemble

A great value planter with easy assembly, looks really great in my garden - so good I bought two!

By Jo Woods.
09th, October, 2017.

Delivery 5 / 5
Quality 4 / 5
Price 5 / 5

Good Planter - Does the job

The planter parts have a rough sawn finish - but we knew this and so just gave it a sand down to remove the main roughness and prevent splinters. I had to do some minor trimming to a top edge to make it fit better and the feet and top be flat. Good value for money though as I priced buying the wood and doing it myself and it would have been nearly twice the price. It is easy to put together - only took half an hour.

By Paul Gardner.
24th, April, 2017.

Delivery 5 / 5
Quality 4 / 5
Price 5 / 5

Excellent product

Excellent product a little rough round the edges but great size just what we wanted

By Diane White.
03rd, April, 2017.

Price 5 / 5
Quality 5 / 5
Delivery 5 / 5

Great product at a reasonable price.

Ordering was a doddle, unfortunately the poor delivery guy was on his own and had to off-load this quite heavy product. Assembly was a breeze and up in 20 mins. Always pilot drill prior to screwing together and if you can get an electric screwdriver it does help. Construction is solid and it looks brilliant. Would use this company again

By BPN.
30th, March, 2017.

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Questions and Answers (19)

Jennifer Cherry Asked:

What is the soil depth of the trough? What is the compost capacity? Are drainage holes already drilled?

We Replied:

Dear Jennifer Thank you for your question. The planter has capacity of approx 400 litres of soil / compost and a 40cm planting height. It does not come with drainage holes, I would suggest you use a bed or stones or gravel or broken pots as the water will drain out of the planter naturally. Should you wish to contact us further or to place an order, please call us on 0121 355 7701. Thank you for using our online Q&A system. Kid regards Nathan James Dodd

Thursday 27th, February, 2014
Verity Asked:

What is the thickness of the timber used in this planter?

We Replied:

Dear Verity Thank you for your question. The thickness of the timber used is 15mm. Should you wish to contact us further or to place an order, please call us on 0121 355 7701. Thank you for using our online Q&A system. Kind regards Nathan James Dodd

Saturday 12th, April, 2014
Graham Spring Asked:

Is the timber sawn as I do not want my 6 year old grandson to get splinters when planting seeds etc. Also can you recommend a good liner and the best compost to fill it with?

We Replied:

Dear Graham Thank you for your question. This product is not 'rough sawn' but planed so fundamentally there should not be any issues. Having said that it is wood and it is a natural product so I could not guarantee you will not get a splinter. My best advice would be to get your grandson to wear gloves to be on the safe side. Should you wish to contact us further or to place an order, please call us on 0121 355 7701. Thank you for using our online Q&A system. Kind regards Robert Hall

Sunday 04th, May, 2014
Manik Asked:

Does the Forest Deep Root Planter come assembled or flat pack?

We Replied:

Dear Manik Thank you for your question. The Forest Deep Root Planter arrives as a flat pack and includes all the fixings and fittings and instructions. Should you wish to contact us further or to place an order, please call us on 0121 355 7701. Thank you for using our online Q&A system. Kind regards Olivia Malpas

Wednesday 25th, June, 2014
Mike Asked:

Can you supply one that is 160cm wide?

We Replied:

Dear Mike Thank you for your question. Unfortunately we only have 1 metre or 1.8 metres sizes. Should you wish to contact us further or to place an order, please call us on 0121 355 7701. Thank you for using our online Q&A system. Kind regards Ellie Goodall

Saturday 21st, March, 2015
Mrs georgina o'regan Asked:

Is there a liner supplied with the deep root planter?

We Replied:

Dear Georgina Thank you for your question. No liner is supplied. The best product to use is a weed control fabric: /Garden_Care/Gardman_Weedgard_Weed_Control_Fabric_12metres_x_1metres.htm Kind regards Nathan James Dodd

Tuesday 07th, April, 2015
Caroline Asked:

Is the 70cm depth measurement internal or external?

We Replied:

Dear Caroline Thank you for your question. That is the maximum external depth and includes the overhanging lip on the top. Should you wish to contact us further or to place an order, please call us on 0121 355 7701. Thank you for using our online Q&A system. Kind regards Nathan James Dodd

Friday 17th, April, 2015
Caroline Asked:

I am interested in buying the 1.8m and 1m planters. I am female, 68 years old, so do not have a lot of strength for lifting and holding heavy weights when doing self assembly. I have an electric drill and lots of DIY experience. Do you think I can assemble these myself?

We Replied:

Dear Caroline Thank your for your question. You may require a second person at times. I have sent you the link to the instructions for you to have a look at /pdfs/c88536dd26740a196d615fce1d2a131d.pdf Should you wish to contact us further or to place an order, please call us on 0121 355 7701. Thank you for using our online Q&A system. Kind regards Nathan James Dodd

Tuesday 28th, July, 2015
Chris Asked:

What are the dimensions of the Forest Deep Root Planter?

We Replied:

Dear Chris Thank you for your question. The area for planting is: Height - 424mm (1ft 5ins) Width - 1650mm (5ft 5ins) Depth - 555mm (1ft 10ins) Should you wish to contact us further or to place an order, please call us on 0121 355 7701. Thank you for using our online Q&A system. Kind regards Zach Nicholson

Saturday 02nd, January, 2016
Alan McGuire Asked:

Does this planter have drainage holes?

We Replied:

Dear Alan Thank you for your question. This does not have drainage holes already in place but tends to drain well from gaps in the wood. Should you wish to contact us further or to place an order, please call us on 0121 355 7701. Thank you for using our online Q&A system. Kind regards Zach Nicholson

Sunday 03rd, April, 2016
Anthony Blane Asked:

I have just assembled the deep root planter (1.8m). Before putting in compost, what should be put at the bottom of the planter e,g, gravel for drainage or some kind of plastic with holes in?

We Replied:

Dear Anthony Thank you for your question. A base layer before the compost isn't essential however we have found that placing stones will help with the drainage. Should you wish to contact us further or to place an order, please call us on 0121 355 7701. Thank you for using our online Q&A system. Kind regards Lauren

Friday 22nd, April, 2016
Andy Johnson Asked:

Do you need to use a liner or can you just fill this planter with soil/compost?

We Replied:

Dear Andy Thank you for your question. The planter does not need a liner as the timber is pressure treated. If you want to use one simply use some weed control fabric. Should you wish to contact us further or to place an order, please call us on 0121 355 7701. Thank you for using our online Q&A system. Kind regards Nathan James Dodd

Saturday 28th, May, 2016
Christine Lowe Asked:

What is the thickness of the wood used for the base and sides?

We Replied:

Dear Christine Thank you for your question. The thickness of the base and sides are both 15mm. Should you wish to contact us further or to place an order, please call us on 0121 355 7701. Thank you for using our online Q&A system. Kind regards Lauren

Thursday 28th, July, 2016
Paul Asked:

What is the distance between the bottom of the two centre legs?

We Replied:

Dear Paul Thank you for your question. The distance between the inside of the middle legs, front to back, is 518mm (approx. 20.4 ins) Should you wish to contact us further or to place an order, please call us on 0121 355 7701. Thank you for using our online Q&A system. Kind regards Lauren

Friday 28th, July, 2017
Caroline O'Callaghan Asked:

I cannot bend to weed but would like to grow some climbers e.g. clematis and roses etc. Will the overhang allow me to add a trellis to the back of this planter?

We Replied:

Dear Caroline Thank you for your question. This sounds like a great idea! The overhang sections are installed individually when assembling at home, so you could leave the back overhang piece off in order to attach a trellis there. You would just need to ensure that the trellis is secured enough to the legs of the planter in order to keep it held on tight when climbers start to spread out over it. We would just need to add though, if you were to make any modifications to the planter, it could void your guarantee, so any changes are made at your own discretion. Should you wish to contact us further or to place an order, please call us on 0121 355 7701. Kind regards, Andy

Thursday 24th, August, 2017
Caroline O'Callaghan Asked:

Can we assemble the planters and attach the trellis panels to the top using Forest hinged fencing brackets?

We Replied:

Dear Caroline Thank you for your question. Attaching the trellis to the top of the planter could work, however, it would depend on the size of the trellis, as over time when plants start to climb and grow over it, the trellis could become too heavy and topple over. If you do decide to attach it this way, it might be an idea to use some plant ties to secure the trellis to the fence also, just to ensure it stays upright as the plants mature around it. Should you wish to contact us further or to place an order, please call us on 0121 355 7701. Kind regards, Andy.

Friday 25th, August, 2017
Bob Mansell Asked:

What should you fill this planter with in order to grow root crops? Should any soil or compost be replaced every year?

We Replied:

Dear Bob Thank you for your question. We'd recommend filling with a good quality, nutrient rich compost like Miracle Gro: /garden-care/scotts-evergreen-miracle-gro-potting-compost-mix-8-litre.htm Ideally, you should change the compost every year or you can add manure to enrich it. Should you wish to contact us further or to place an order, please call us on 0121 355 7701. Thank you for using our online Q&A system. Kind regards Lauren

Tuesday 14th, November, 2017
Nik Asked:

What type of pressurised wood is used for these planters?

We Replied:

Dear Nik Thank you for your question. The wood is mixed FSC softwood and is responsibly sourced. Should you wish to contact us further or to place an order, please call us on 0121 355 7701. Thank you for using our online Q&A system. Kind regards Lauren

Wednesday 29th, November, 2017
Stephen Psallidas Asked:

Are the screws supplied galvanised to protect against rusting? What length guarantee do you offer against wood rot?

We Replied:

Dear Stephen Thank you for your question. The screws for this planter are not galvanised. There is a 15 year guarantee against rot and fungal decay. Should you wish to contact us further or to place an order, please call us on 0121 355 7701. Thank you for using our online Q&A system. Kind regards Lauren

Tuesday 13th, February, 2018

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