Air-Pot Garden Extras
How to assemble Air-Pot Containers
All Air-Pot containers must be assembled so that the cones with holes are pointing outwards.
Click here to view the Air-Pot Assembly Instructions (PDF)
For Air-Pot containers - up to 50 Litres
Your Air-Pot products will be delivered as a flat pack, ready to be assembled, so the first thing to do is to unpack your Air-Pot Kits and check that all the walls, bases and green fixings are there.
Lay out the walls with the holes pointing down. The cones without holes, are at the top of the pot. (This helps stop the water run out when you irrigate). It is easiest if this top edge is lying away from you on your bench. You will find a long cone, 3 rows up from the bottom of the wall, and this edge should be closest to you.
N.B. The 1, 3 & 5 litre Air-Pot Originals do not have this longer cone.
The holes at the bottom of all Air-Pots containers are bigger to allow more air flow below the base.
Place the base in the groove 3 rows up or above the long cones. (Only 2 rows up in the 1 litre). The flat side of the base should face down and the ribbed, or rounded side, should be facing up into the compost.
Wrap the left side over the base first.
Then the right side comes and wraps over the left. The cones of the overlap nestle into each other to form the pot.
Screw in the fixing at the top of the Air-Pot wall, through the overlap in the first row below the reservoir.
Screw in until tight.
Up to and including the 5 litre Air-Pot container only one fixing is required. For bigger pots the second fixing should be screwed through the overlap just above the base, (4th row from the bottom.).
At the end of the season simply unscrew the fixing and store the Air-Pot wall flat until the next time it is required.
For Potato Towers for Veg Plots:
Unpack your Potato Tower (2 Pack) and lay out the walls, with the 6 green fixings.
With the air holes pointing out or down which ever you find easiest, wrap the wall around in a circle.
When assembling the Potato Tower allow an overlap of about 4”. It is easier to overlap the right hand end over the left hand end.
Insert the easy to use fasteners through the air holes of both layers.
Screw in until tight.
For the Compost-Air:
Use the yellow fixing tool to unscrew the 6 fixings that are holding the Compost-Air in a tight roll.
Open out the wall material and lay the Air Tube to one side.
The bottom of the Compost-Air has two U shaped cutouts which will slot over the Air Tube.
Allow an overlap of about 4 to 6 inches.
Again using the fixing tool, insert the fixings through the air holes of both layers, evenly spaced up the wall, and screw in until they have a firm hold. The design of the fixing means that they cannot be over tightened.
We have found it easier to turn the Compost-Air upside down, screw in the first 3 fixings, then turn it back up the right way again and do the other 3.
Place the Air Tube on a level area of soil where the ends will not become covered or blocked and slot the 2 cutouts over each end of the tube.
Start filling - Happy composting.