Growing with Rainbow Trugs

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There's nothing more rewarding and tastier than growing and harvesting home-grown fruit and vegetables....and with the help of Rainbow Trugs you don't need a lot of space to be able to do this! As British Made Rainbow Trugs have thicker sidewalls than other leading flexi tub Brands (which makes them stronger) they are perfect to use as colourful plant containers. 45 Litre Rainbow Trugs are just the right size for you to be able to grow runner beans, courgettes, potatoes etc. Apart from having less slug damage they help to brighten up the garden too! This is also a great way to encourage children to start gardening as our 2.2 Litre Mini-Tubs are a fantastic size to use for growing cress, radishes, herbs or even salad leaves. Growing with Rainbow Trugs is a cost-effective solution for the budding gardener as they can be used year after year.

Rainbow Garden

Rainbow Garden

Container gardening is a fantastic way to grow runner beans particularly if you only have a small garden, balcony or terrace.


We recommend that you drill holes on the side of the trug about 20 mm/1" from the base, as it will help to create a reservoir

  • After you have carefully drilled holes in the sides of your Rainbow Trugs simply fill with peat free multi-purpose compost and then insert 5 6ft garden canes to form a wigwam shape.
  • You can either sow the runner bean seeds (2 per cane) straight into the Rainbow Trug or start them off indoors.
  • Remember to keep your containers watered especially during dry spells.
  • Then sit back and watch them grow until they are ready to harvest!

Runner Beans

Potatoes have become one of the UK's most farmed crops and always a firm favourite for those of you who like to grow your own. Normally potatoes require a lot of space and would put many gardeners off growing them. Let us introduce you to an exciting and easier way to grow them with the help of Rainbow Trugs.

  • When you have drilled holes in your trug fill the bottom with approx 10cm of peat free multi-purpose compost.
  • Carefully place 4 seed potatoes on top of the compost and then gently cover them with approx 10cm compost.
  • When your potato plants start growing and producing shoots you will need to cover them with more compost.
  • Keep repeating this process until the compost reaches the top of your trug.
  • Using this method to grow potatoes requires no back-breaking digging when it's time to harvest as you just tip the trug upside down!



These are just 2 examples of what you can grow in our durable Rainbow Trugs and we do hope you have found this information useful and are raring to grow! We recommend that you take the compost out of the trugs when not in use during the Winter months and clean them out ready for the Spring.

Do you grow your own veg? Have you ever tried growing them in containers? Please comment below, we would love to read your stories and are more than happy to answer any questions you might have.

Clare Sayers
24 February 2021  |  10:06

I bought some of your rainbow trugs two or three years ago and have grown runner beans, tomatoes, kale, onions, garlic, chillies, beetroot, spinach, radish, spring onions and spaghetti marrow. I like them so much have just bought another load so I can grow more. Thank you a great product.