veg planter

hi i am going to make a planter table for growing beetroot carrots in one and one for kale and one for potatos how deep do i have to make each one pleases any help would be usefull

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 58,523

    Hi Brenda image

    Kale (and other brassicas - other than small cabbages) don't do well in containers - they need to be firmed well in to the soil and often they need staking as well to prevent wind rock.  The compost/soil in containers is never firm enough to do this effectively in my experience.

    Potatoes would be better grown in bags as they need a good depth of soil - up to 3 ft, as the deeper you can earth them up the more potatoes you'll get http://www.primrose.co.uk/patio-potato-bag-p-5555.html?src=prod_col

    As for carrots and beetroot, if you choose stump-rooted varieties of carrots and globe varieties of beetroot, you could grow them in a container of about 12" deep.

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