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nick615nick615 SW IrelandPosts: 985
This morning our local Lidl had a four piece potato tower for use on patios etc. or gardens.  As this is a regular topic, it may of course be Ireland only, but may be worth looking out for if it's likely to be of use.  Each layer will, it says, accommodate three seed potatoes.
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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,324
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  • nick615nick615 SW IrelandPosts: 985
    Well done, Boss, and thanks.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,324
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  • JennyJJennyJ DoncasterPosts: 6,064
    Maybe I'm not getting a good sense of scale but it doesn't look as if it would have much root space for potatoes (eg for earthing up). I think it would be grand for strawberries though (wonder if our Lidl has them in).
  • EmptyheadtimeEmptyheadtime Posts: 116
    I saw these, I don't think you would get 3 Seed potatoes into it. I thought 1 on the middle of the bottom planter, then as it grew add the next level and fill with compost and repeat for the next 2 levels and you get a big tower but not too many spuds is my thinking 
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,324
    edited 31 March
    Those were my thoughts too @JennyJ …which is why I posted the link to see what others thought …  strikes me as a sort of fun thing to grow a few Earlies as a novelty, but not worthwhile economically when you take the cost of the tower plus compost  
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  • B3B3 Posts: 21,435
    They are in Lidl over here too. Didn't look too closely but they seemed quite small and flimsy . Maybe you could grow herbs or something in them. 
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • nick615nick615 SW IrelandPosts: 985
    I thought the 'alternative applications' would prevail
  • Joyce GoldenlilyJoyce Goldenlily Posts: 1,348
    It doesn't look as if there is enough room for potatoes to grow happily in the corners, barely enough room for the top growth of a  potato which makes quite a lot of growth.
    It would need rotating each day for all of the plants to get light and sun.
    4 large square patio containers would do just as well if you really wanted to try a tower.
  • nick615nick615 SW IrelandPosts: 985
    B3  They're quite sturdy and easily stackable when not in use but, as others have said, they're either for 'novelty' spuds or, more likely, for things like herbs.  Will suit some people.
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