Smart Garden Forge Wall Manger
- Metal basket with integral coco liner for longer life
- Holds up to 24 litres of compost
- Powder-coated steel with natural, tough and durable coconut fibre
- Available in two sizes:
51 x 23 x 23 cm - up to 22-litres of compost
60 x 30 x 30 cm - up to 24-litres of compost
What is the Smart Garden Forge Wall Manger?
Wall mangers are ideal for beautifying any garden space. Outdoor wall mangers bring colour to any space. The right mix of flowers can work to be visually attractive as well as bringing in beneficial insects to your garden or vegetable plots.
Available in 20" & 24" sizes, this premium wall manger has a wrought iron look and is constructed from a heavy gauge powder coated steel. It is quick and easy to surface-mount to any compatible surface. A coco liner is included to hold your compost and help preserve water and control drainage.
Planting Up The Smart Garden Forge Wall Manger?
The Smart Garden Forge Wall Manger holds up to 5.5-litres of compost and is really easy to plant up. Cutting holes in the coco liner allows you to maximise coverage by planting hanging plants in the sides of the manger.
- More plants means more watering. Larger numbers of plants will deplete water reserves faster.
Using readymade soil-perlite mixes or adding perlite to your preferred planting medium provides better water retention. The porous, inert volcanic rock acts to hold water for your plant's roots to access, allowing longer periods between watering.
Can I Grow Food Crops in Wall Mangers?
Wall mangers are versatile. They're great for bringing a splash of colour. They can also be used to extend your growing space, meaning you can grow more of your own food.
- Add perlite so it makes up around 10-50% of the total volume of potting mix. Add 10-20% perlite if you want better water retention and don't plan on using a lot of extra nutrients.
Wall mangers are great for growing your own nutritious crops in. Homegrown food often tastes much better than mass-grown, imported food. If you grow enough produce to freeze, you can be using your summer surplus all winter and in to spring.
Hanging Cherry Tomato varieties like Cherry Falls or Tumbling Tom, the Blackberry 'Black Cascade' and Strawberries are all examples of food crops that suit growing in wall mangers. Growing away from the floor can help to limit issues associated with slugs and snails. If you have issues with slugs and snails this organic slug killer will help you.
How do I Attract Beneficial Garden Insects
Intermingling food crops with flowers that attract beneficial insects can help you pollinate and control pests that thrive on your vegetables and fruits. Plants like Lobularia (sweet alyssum) have small white flowers to attract tiny, beneficial insects, like parasitoid wasps that help control garden bugs and pests. Bidens and Diascias are great for attracting bees that will then find your fruits to pollinate.
For anyone looking to grow their own flowers or fruit and veg, starting seeds in propagator sets early in the year can give you a real head start. When the plants are ready for transplanting planting in larger gardens, use a poly tunnel with growhouse shelving or a walk in growhouse. Whatever space you have available, get a jump start on spring and choose from our range of growhouses.
* Sizes are given to the nearest whole number - usually up to ± 5 mm.