Forest Deep Root Planter 1.8m

Product Code: DRPLANT18HD EAN: 5027003000191

(4.7) Based on 43 Reviews

Description

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

The planter is particularly suitable for vegetables such as potatoes and carrots, but you not at all limited and can grow most anything for the kitchen.

Raised off the ground so that planting and maintenance is easier than having to bend down fully to the floor, thick chunky legs provide ample support.

Durability is guaranteed with pressure treated timber and the planter comes flat packed with comprehensive instructions.

Deep Root Planter Features:

  • Ideal for Root Vegetables
  • Pressure Treated Timber
  • Rough Sawn Wood Finish
  • 15 year Anti-Rot Guarantee
  • Arrives Flat Packed for Easy Home Assembly

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
  • Thickness of Base: 32mm
  • Thickness of Sides: 32mm

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

PDFs

1.8m Planter Build Instructions

Delivery Info

DELIVERY INCLUSIVE Within Mainland UK*

Please Note: We cannot deliver Forest products to the Isle of Wight, Northern Ireland and any other Offshore Islands.

All deliveries will be booked in first. Delivery times are subject to stock and busy periods and should be taken as an estimate. Delivery of most items may only be able to be delivered to the curbside of your property only - please check with us before ordering if this will be a problem.

All orders are acknowledged with a receipt of purchase and you will be contacted prior to delivery. Any problems relating to the product must be reported within 7 days from receipt and must be supported by your receipt of purchase.

Sizes shown are maximum dimensions and should be used for guidance only.

100% of the Forest range now features the FSC logo the timber used is sourced in a responsible way. Note: Certain products MAY require a two man lift and assistance may be sought. Thank you for your consideration here.

*Inclusive home delivery is not included for delivery to the following postcodes: GY, HS, IM, JE, KA, KW, PH, ZE.

Reviews (43)

Excellent service

  • Delivery: Five Stars
  • Quality: Four Stars
  • Price: Four Stars

Great service. Fast easy delivery. Friendly delivery guys, even at 7am :-) wood was a little rougher than I imagined, but great size for the money.

By Carter , written on Monday 02nd, January, 2017.

1.8m planter

  • Delivery: Five Stars
  • Quality: Five Stars
  • Price: Five Stars

Brought as a gift and was delivered when requested, excellent service very pleased thank you

By Emma Ford , written on Wednesday 28th, December, 2016.

Garden site

  • Delivery: Five Stars
  • Quality: Five Stars
  • Price: Four Stars

Service with this company is brilliant

By Evelyn Harvey , written on Friday 16th, December, 2016.

1.8m planter success

  • Price: Five Stars
  • Quality: Five Stars
  • Delivery: Five Stars

Very easy to put together. Good product.

By Nikki , written on Monday 05th, December, 2016.

Large Planter

  • Delivery: Five Stars
  • Quality: Four Stars
  • Price: Five Stars

The flat pack arrived when expected and was quite easy to put togehter. It is a bit rough but perhaps not too bad.. It looks bigger than I imagined!

By Sue Beare , written on Monday 21st, November, 2016.

A very good service

  • Delivery: Five Stars
  • Quality: Four Stars
  • Price: Five Stars

Very good value have only given 4 stars for quality because the wood used is so so rough and touch any part and you end up getting splinters in your hands etc.the top edging that came with the planter was so bad that I ended up going to my wood yard and buying new wood, so over all good planter looking forward to growing my veg in 2017

By wallace manning , written on Thursday 17th, November, 2016.

Outstanding service

  • Delivery: Five Stars
  • Quality: Five Stars
  • Price: Five Stars

It arrived on day and date stated. It looks like exactly as it should. Smart and sturdy. A good company I will deal with again

By Anne Sadler , written on Tuesday 11th, October, 2016.

Good Service

  • Price: Five Stars
  • Quality: Four Stars
  • Delivery: Five Stars

Very quick delivery and we were given a time not just all day like other companies. The planter is nice size but the wood is a bit rough around the edges which was easily sorted out with a bit of sandpaper. We will probably get another one next year.

By Kevin , written on Wednesday 05th, October, 2016.

Three now in service

  • Delivery: Five Stars
  • Quality: Four Stars
  • Price: Five Stars

Superb. Line them with garden refuse sheets, drilled for drainage. Far cheaper than buying planter liners. One star deducted for flimsy finishers. Easily sorted by fixing cross bracing reinforcers. Easy to build and look good. We are adding flower planters across the legs next spring just to tart up the sides a bit.

By Martyn Webb , written on Monday 12th, September, 2016.

Disapppointed at the use of sawn wood.

  • Delivery: Five Stars
  • Quality: Three Stars
  • Price: Four Stars

I have deducted stars because of the roughness of the wood. The one delivered is sawn not planed and has 3 inch splinters along each of the legs and smaller ones along the top edging and the sides and bottom panels. It will be OK once planed and sanded but I`m disappointed that it isn`t as smooth as in the photos and will take a bit of extra work to smooth it. Perhaps we`ve been unlucky with this one. The delivery was as expected and the delivery men polite and helpful. This planter is certainly solid and the height is perfect. It will look good once painted to match existing raised beds and fence. I can`t fault the Customer Service and have bought several other items from Garden Site

By Dee Wicks , written on Sunday 04th, September, 2016.

Great Planter

  • Delivery: Four Stars
  • Quality: Four Stars
  • Price: Five Stars

I must say these planters are great, we brought two for our small garden. Putting them together was easy with two people, although I would suggest adding a couple of lengths of wood for more support to the base especially as you are putting in so much compost. The planters now look great filled with yes plants. If i could add a photo i would, Very Happy

By James Wickenden , written on Saturday 13th, August, 2016.

Great product, Great service

  • Price: Five Stars
  • Quality: Five Stars
  • Delivery: Five Stars

Bought a smaller one of these from the local garden centre only 6 months previous and paid double the price so when I saw this one on sale, it was a no-brainer to buy it at the current price. Delivery was as per the confirmed day/time, guy was really helpful and got it to the door for me even though it was meant to be kerbside only, easy to assemble, all the bits were there and fitted neatly together, good quality wood, decent screws and clear instructions. Will definitely be buying another - great product, great service.

By Angie , written on Tuesday 02nd, August, 2016.

Not bad for the money

  • Delivery: Five Stars
  • Quality: Three Stars
  • Price: Four Stars

Compared to the Veg Trug products this is rough, much less refined but that doesn't matter to me. The design is simple but strong and assembly is very easy, taking about half an hour. It's a good depth but not as wide as Veg Trug, same length though. I filled with a soil/green waste compost mix that was quite heavy and the structure seemed to stand the weight very well. A good product, I just hope it lasts as well as stated in the guarantee.

By Richard Loader , written on Wednesday 20th, July, 2016.

Deep root planter

  • Delivery: Five Stars
  • Quality: Five Stars
  • Price: Five Stars

What a brilliant bit of kit, easy to assemble. Grow anything you like, good quality. Quick delivery. Very pleased

By Peter , written on Tuesday 05th, July, 2016.

Great service and great value for money

  • Delivery: Five Stars
  • Quality: Five Stars
  • Price: Five Stars

Very pleased with my planter. Delivery was quick and efficient. My husband put it together in no time and after lining with old compost bags had it filled and first plants in within an hour and a half. Very pleased with the price too!!!

By Denise Eaton , written on Thursday 23rd, June, 2016.

Just the right box for the elderly to use

  • Delivery: Four Stars
  • Quality: Four Stars
  • Price: Four Stars

We are really pleased with the Deep planter box ,the delivery was excellent and the men very courteous.It was very easy to assemble with all the parts supplied.We would recomend this planter to all..

By Pete Jerram , written on Thursday 23rd, June, 2016.

Good value for money.

  • Delivery: Five Stars
  • Quality: Four Stars
  • Price: Five Stars

Good value for money. Very helpful staff. Very easy to assemble.

By J. Taylor , written on Tuesday 21st, June, 2016.

A really good planting box.

  • Delivery: Four Stars
  • Quality: Five Stars
  • Price: Five Stars

I am really pleased with the planter which, instead of filling with compost, I have filled with pots of flowers and shrubs. I gave only 4 stars for delivery as the delivery man wanted to leave it outside the house. He, reluctantly, lifted it into the hall for me. I asked him if he could take it through to the back garden but he said he wasn't allowed to. As a lone female this could have given me problems. However, I am lucky enough to have good neighbours.

By Rita Scott. , written on Tuesday 21st, June, 2016.

Great Value for money - Great delivery driver too!!

  • Delivery: Five Stars
  • Quality: Five Stars
  • Price: Five Stars

Arrived on time , driver happy to carry through to the rear of the property . Only took 20 minutes to put together . Would recommend you put some sort of liner inside it before you fill it with compost ,just to make the timber to last a bit longer. Don't underestimate how much compost you'll need to fill this ....

By Frank Smith , written on Monday 16th, May, 2016.

Very good planter

  • Delivery: Five Stars
  • Quality: Five Stars
  • Price: Five Stars

Very pleased with this product. Managed to assemble it on my own but would have been easier with two people. Easy to pre-drill holes. I've painted it with garden fence paint so it looks good against the fence. Cill is a nice finishing touch. Pleased I bought the bigger size. Lots of plans for herbs and vegetables.

By Linda J , written on Thursday 05th, May, 2016.

Forest deep root planter

  • Delivery: Five Stars
  • Quality: Five Stars
  • Price: Five Stars

So good i have ordered 4more

By Roy , written on Thursday 28th, April, 2016.

Good product

  • Price: Three Stars
  • Quality: Three Stars
  • Delivery: Four Stars

After a grumpy start, ( was not told product out of stock ) now the grumps have gone And I'm thinking of purchasing another. Will I get carrots 1 foot long I'm wondering..

By M. Curtis , written on Thursday 28th, April, 2016.

Great Planter

  • Delivery: Five Stars
  • Quality: Five Stars
  • Price: Five Stars

Fabulous planter. Easy to assemble.Looks great on our patio. Will be using it for a mixture of fruit, veg and flowers.

By Clive L , written on Wednesday 20th, April, 2016.

Deep root planter

  • Delivery: Five Stars
  • Quality: Three Stars
  • Price: Five Stars

Pleased with the product a little rough around edges but will do the job, delivery excellent will order another if needed, very good service all round

By Diane , written on Tuesday 05th, April, 2016.

Good value

  • Delivery: Five Stars
  • Quality: Four Stars
  • Price: Five Stars

Quality very much what you would expect for the price. It was challenging assembling four of these deep root planters in a week-end, especially as they are fairly roughly constructed and not entirely true or square. Some of the screws arrived in two parts! Some were right-angled screws! However, as a reasonably competent female pensioner (with benefit of some sash cramps and stubborness) I managed it. All in all, these were fine for what I paid and will, I hope, provide me with some veggies this year.

By CurryQueen , written on Monday 14th, March, 2016.

my 2nd one

  • Delivery: Five Stars
  • Quality: Three Stars
  • Price: Five Stars

Quite rough in places and we had to nail one of the sides back together. Our other one is also coming away at the bottem after only one season so have put extra screws in this one. But not bad for the price really

By Alice wood , written on Sunday 13th, March, 2016.

great product

  • Delivery: Five Stars
  • Quality: Five Stars
  • Price: Five Stars

Arrived at the time specified. Easy to assemble - looks good. an excellent addition to my garden

By Grant , written on Friday 29th, January, 2016.

An easy transaction

  • Delivery: Five Stars
  • Quality: Five Stars
  • Price: Five Stars

This was a Christmas gift for my Son and Daughter-in-Law, they are very pleased with it and can't wait to start planting. Ordering and delivery went without a hitch. They have young children and the top of the planter was a bit rough so they sanded it in case of splinters.

By Linda , written on Tuesday 29th, December, 2015.

Great product

  • Delivery: Five Stars
  • Quality: Five Stars
  • Price: Five Stars

A good planter, can't wait to start using it. Easy site to order from and very good delivery service.

By Janice Webb , written on Tuesday 13th, October, 2015.

excellent will order more

  • Delivery: Five Stars
  • Quality: Five Stars
  • Price: Five Stars

great planter ordered 2 will order 3 more before spring have converted 1 to SIP hope it works

By timmy , written on Tuesday 01st, September, 2015.

Great product

  • Delivery: Five Stars
  • Quality: Five Stars
  • Price: Five Stars

The planters are well made and easy to construct - required some drilling but again no problem. Screws provided. If you want good solid planters I would highly recommend these.

By Brian Attwood , written on Sunday 02nd, August, 2015.

Great Product

  • Delivery: Five Stars
  • Quality: Four Stars
  • Price: Five Stars

A great product for the price. Quick to assemble and looks great. Only issue was the need to sand off the large pieces from the rough sawn boards after. Nothing major and just a quick rub down with medium grade paper over the worst parts. Great service from start to finish too.

By Chris Taylor , written on Tuesday 05th, May, 2015.

ON TIME AND on the weekend

  • Delivery: Five Stars
  • Quality: Four Stars
  • Price: Five Stars

Delivered on time and fitted together very quickly on my own ,very good for the price and good customer care on the phone

By dave , written on Friday 01st, May, 2015.

Deep root raised bed

  • Delivery: Five Stars
  • Quality: Four Stars
  • Price: Five Stars

Good delivery and on time .Easy to assemble , then lined it with weed matting as the base is slats with gaps. Took more compost then stated on website also rubbed edges of lip down with sandpaper as finish is more like sawn timber rather than planed timber.

By Jim , written on Wednesday 29th, April, 2015.

Great addition

  • Delivery: Five Stars
  • Quality: Five Stars
  • Price: Five Stars

Exactly as described, easy to put together even by my non builder other half. Put layer of weed control fabric in bottom with layer of gravel (used three bags 20 ml pea gravel) topped with 3 bales 125 litres compost then needed about half a 50 litre bag to top up. Now planted and seed sown but now need to order another one as addictive. Easy on the back no bending, very good price, very happy. Yes sawn timber but painted with same wood paint on fence looks great.

By Sue , written on Tuesday 28th, April, 2015.

Another satisfied customer

  • Delivery: Five Stars
  • Quality: Five Stars
  • Price: Five Stars

Really pleased with this. Was quite easy to put together and gives ample space for all kinds of produce. Lettuce/radish already growing...

By Jenny H. , written on Tuesday 28th, April, 2015.

great service

  • Delivery: Five Stars
  • Quality: Five Stars
  • Price: Five Stars

Really great service and value for money. The planter is very sturdy and plenty of room for vegetables without having to bend down. I would definitely recommend this planter and the service.

By Linda , written on Wednesday 08th, April, 2015.

First class product

  • Delivery: Five Stars
  • Quality: Five Stars
  • Price: Five Stars

Order arrived on time. Driver had rung and let us know he was on his way. Very impressed with quality of product. Would vertainly recommend to others.

By Ian Norman , written on Wednesday 01st, April, 2015.

Suoer Planter

  • Delivery: Five Stars
  • Quality: Five Stars
  • Price: Five Stars

A very good well made easy to asemble with a bit of drilling for the screw holes is deep enough for vegetables and a good height to work on.This was delivered direct from Forest and the customer service reagarding delivery was superb.We put plastic blocks under each of the legs to keep rain water away as ours is positioned over a concret base thought this would preserve the wood a bit longer.

By Paul , written on Tuesday 31st, March, 2015.

Excellent product

  • Delivery: Five Stars
  • Quality: Five Stars
  • Price: Five Stars

The order was easy to place on line. It arrived on the date chosen. It was easy to put together and is very solid. Couldn't ask for better value and service. Will be buying a couple of smaller ones in Spring

By Meg Robertson , written on Sunday 21st, December, 2014.

forest deep root planter

  • Delivery: Five Stars
  • Quality: Five Stars
  • Price: Five Stars

excellent product, very helpful sales person, delivered promptly

By mark f , written on Thursday 11th, December, 2014.

Great Products

  • Delivery: Five Stars
  • Quality: Five Stars
  • Price: Five Stars

Sturdy product, good value for money. Excellent delivery. I rated gardensite highly.

By Louisa , written on Tuesday 28th, October, 2014.

excellent

  • Delivery: Five Stars
  • Quality: Five Stars
  • Price: Five Stars

Ordered the items, got a letter within two days to say there may be a delay in delivery but still recieved the item in just over a week. Took about 15mins per item to erect. Took about 15mins to line and about 15mins to fill. Look really good and well made. Lovely addition to the garden.

By SSC Handyman Services , written on Monday 13th, October, 2014.

Questions and Answers (13)

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 32mm. 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 32mm. 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

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