Growing and harvesting homegrown potatoes has never been easier with this wooden potato planter with a door. Because potatoes grow out of their stem, these plants can be grown almost anywhere the stem is not exposed. This means you can plant and grow potatoes even in a wooden box, garbage can, plastic bin or burlap sack. But of course, if you intend to grow potatoes in containers, you might as well make sure that they look fantastic. More importantly, you should opt for a planter that allows you to harvest your spuds with less effort and without all the mess.
This DIY wooden potato planter certainly fits the bill. Its wooden structural design will surely complement your garden, adding a touch of natural flair to your home. But its best feature is the little door on the side where you can easily access and harvest your freshly grown spuds. No more digging through the dirt or pulling the plant up just to remove the potatoes. Once they’re fully grown, simply open the door on the side and pick them out from the soil.
DIY Wooden Potato Planter With Door
Take note that this is a DIY item which means you’ll have to acquire all the necessary materials and construct it yourself. But you don’t have to be an expert builder to make this wooden potato planter. Etsy shop HorizonDesignStudios is offering the planter plan in digital format which includes easy-to-follow instructions and easy-to-read blueprints. All you have to do is purchase the plan on the shop. Once payment is confirmed, the files will be available for you to download.
The detail plan for the wooden potato planter contains 9 pages of step-by-step instructions with accompanying images. You can easily print the pages out on 8.5 x 11 inches papers. It also includes the complete list of materials and tools required to build the planter. The estimated cost of material is approximately $35. But you can also cut this down by recycling some old wooden containers you have at home. The entire planter should measure 28 inches tall, 24 inches long and 24 inches wide.
Get the plans here.