We love... this idea from Elho

Potato planter.jpg
Green basics potato pot by Elho.jpg

This neat idea will make growing and harvesting potatoes so easy!

Part of Elho's Green Basic's range, the 23.5cm tall pot is made from recycled plastic and comprises inner and outer pots. Sit the inner pot inside the outer and plant your potatoes in the usual way: earthing up the green plant shoots over the following weeks to get a larger crop.

The difference here is that you can assess the tubers' progress by periodically lifting the inner pot out of the outer one, then harvesting your tasty tubers (when they're large enough) through the sides! Water the plant well as they grow and tit will keep producing new potatoes until the first frosts. We think it's an easy, mess-free way to avoid skewering tubers with a garden fork.

To win one of these fab pots (plus other exciting accessories from the Elho Green Basics range, buy the Jan 2017 issue of Garden Answers and enter our not-too-difficult gardening crossword!

For more info about this clever potato pot, see Elho's website