|Old potato-growing containers|
Enquiring of the Twitter friend where they got their containers I found that they are available from a company called LBS Garden Warehouse. They are described as "Heavy Duty Container Pots" and come in a range of sizes from 30 litres to 1000 litres. I was pleasantly surprised by the prices too. The 30-litre ones are priced at £2.25. After comparing them with the best of my existing containers I decided to buy 8 of the 35-litre pots. Here they are:
As you can see, each one has two carrying-handles, and a number of drainage holes around the base. That will save me a few minutes with the electric drill!
These are just what I wanted. I think they will be ideal for growing potatoes in. They will give the potato plants plenty of room to spread out and develop. However, there's always a Down side: it will take a fair bit of compost to fill them!
Hopefully we'll soon be here...