PAUL POTATO is a modular potato cultivation tower that requires a small space. In this review, you will learn if you should really spend money on this product.
Potato, as one of the main food sources across the globe, can be prepared in thousands of ways. Whether it’s mashed, sliced, cubed or consumed whole, this starchy little one can satisfy your stomach and is packed with nutrients. The conventional way to cultivate potato crops took up a large space, making it difficult to farm your own organic potatoes in your backyard.
PAUL POTATO is a new gardening system to make your home gardening easier. It consists of 4 planters stacking on top of each other to fully utilizing the limited space. This way, you can grow your organic potatoes (or other vegetables) on the terrace, garden or even on the balcony.
Okay cool, but why?
Review and Discussion — 4 Things you should know before buying this planter
The idea — stacking of 4 planters on top of each other, is pretty cool but far from revolutionary.
In fact, I’ve found tons more similar products like this on Amazon. One good example is this one, a 5-tier planter pots for strawberry/herbs/flowers. Although it may not be suitable for potatoes or other bigger vegetables, here is another decent 3-level stackable planters system at a similar price. That said, the price of PAUL POTATO starts at $48, which is still reasonable as most of its competitors fell into this range.
Instead of spending $50 for one, It would be even better to DIY your own mini-vertical garden. It’s not difficult at all but will definitely take a few hours off your weekend. Here is a step-by-step tutorial I found on YouTube by HomeMadeModern.
It is stylish, stackable and can be customized to fit your needs for various plants, long or short.
Mentioned by a few backers, PAUL POTATO is lacking a tray. As the product is primarily designed for terrace and balcony, one last concern is not leaving a dirty mess on the floor. For pet owners, it could even be the worst nightmare ever. For this, the creators have responded to the question as to include a survey after the campaign ends. There is also a steel version of PAUL POTATO, and the bottom of both versions have holes for water to flow through.
From the picture on the campaign page, the holes for steel versions might be too small, which it can cause a blockage by gravels and small rocks. Eventually, the plant’s root might get socked up by water, causing it to rot and stink (due to bacteria).
For this, the creator is advised to include a steel-mesh feature at the planter bottom/side.
Overall, should you buy this planters system? yes and no. If you plan to plant potatoes or other larger plants that require a large space, this is certainly for you. Otherwise, a smaller vertical-pots like this one is more than enough for small fruits/flowers.