Raised Wooden Garden Planters


Asparagus in Raised Planters

The key to growing asparagus is to have healthy, vigorous plants that produce plenty of spears. Just how well you prepare the raised planter determines the vigour of your asparagus. Plant asparagus crowns (dormant roots of 1-year-old plants) in spring at approximately the same time you would plant potatoes. A few varieties, such as open-pollinated 'Purple Passion' and hybrid 'Sweet Purple,' can be grown from seed. Start seeds beneath glass or inside in spring and plant outside once the seedlings are twelve to fourteen weeks old. Once asparagus plants are strong enough to be harvested, cut all new shoots in spring when they are about twenty centimetres  tall, snapping them off at the soil line. Many experienced gardeners use a knife to slice below the soil line, but it is important to avoid

Highlander Raised Wooden Garden Planters

With this raised planter you don't need a large garden. Even if you only have a small patio you'll find room for this cedar  raised planter. Raised container gardens are perfect for people with limited space, or who have a hard time bending over and kneeling on the ground for traditional gardening.
Damage to plants from rabbits need no longer be a problem and you can keep your salad or herb garden close to hand, next to your door, no need for gardening boots to get that herb or vegetable that has just slipped your mind.The planting depth in these raised planters is 30cm, enough for deep rooted vegetables.
The container garden planter is made from western red cedar, which is naturally insect and weather resistant . The base is made of cedar slats that permit excess water to pass through, though you will need to put a sheet of waterproof material in the bottom to stop your planting medium leaching out from between the slats. 
This wooden planter is very durable being crafted from cedar which contains natural oils that repel insects. 
Planter Dimensions: 150x50x90(h)cm

Asparagus in Raised Planters

cutting into emerging spears close by. Also, the blade can distribute any disease from one plant onto the next. Remember, when the spear has started opening and producing foliage, it is going to be too tough to eat. To prevent this happening, plan to harvest, at the very least, every second day. Go ahead and pick all the spears each time you harvest and dispose of those that have grown too large.
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Asparagus in Raised Planters

The length of your harvest will be influenced by the vigour of the plants. If the plants are young, the fresh asparagus season may last two weeks. However, established plants can produce for much longer, possibly eight weeks. The old rule of thumb is to harvest until the diameter of the spear decreases to the size of a pencil. Then it is time to stop and let them grow,  to gain strength for next spring.
Cook cut spears immediately or refrigerate in plastic bags to raise the humidity and so prohibit tough fibres from forming at the base of the spear. These fibres form because of the damage to the plant by cutting. Fresh asparagus spears can typically be  stored for a week or longer. If you want to put some aside to enjoy in the months to come, blanch them in boiling water for three to five minutes, douse in cold water, wrap, and then freeze.
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Highlander Raised Garden Planter
  150x50x90cm(High) (HIGL.150)
Delivery approximately 30 days Postage and Packaging is included for the Uk Mainland.
We also offer a bespoke service, so if you would like this or any of our own wooden products made to your own preferred measurements please contact us and we will be pleased to help.
If you live in the Channel Islands, Highlands and Islands or Ireland please ring 01952 541170 or email sales@thelichfieldplantercompany.co.uk  for a quote for delivery.
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