Mark Rayner shows how to construct a simple, space-saving potato planter.
You will need: Eleven 1.5m rough sawn fence palings, pencil, tape measure, set square, saw, exterior PVA glue, 40mm and 50mm galvanised nails and a paintbrush. Resene Quick Dry waterborne primer undercoat and Resene Lumbersider tinted to Resene Kaitoke Green and Resene Green House.
To assemble the planter: Fix the first two sections together, fill with quality potting mix or topsoil. Plant seed potatoes. Once potato sprouts appear, attach a third section and top up with soil or potting mix. When the potato sprouts appear again, attach another section, top up with with soil and repeat the process once more.
Attach four lengths of fence paling together to form a square, fixing at each corner with PVA glue and 50mm nails. Use the set square to ensure corners are at right angles.
Attach a support strut in the centre of each side of four of the squares, as shown, fixing with PVA glue and 40mm nails.
Paint two of the sections with two coats of Resene Green House, allowing two hours for each coat to dry.
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