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Portable Potting Bench

By HollyAnnS
August 26, 2014

Take your potting bench to the work site, wherever that is.

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Name: Linda
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quietyard
Aug 25, 2014 8:37 PM CST
That is a wonderful simple idea, so much easier then having to bend over and put dirt in pots. Thank you for showing this. Big Grin
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Name: Dinu
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Dinu
Aug 25, 2014 11:10 PM CST
Good, simple idea. I don't know if you use a little stool also for doing the work. Even that can be carried as part of the set.

But somehow I remembered my young days when the barber made me sit on such a plank placed on the 'barber chair' in the saloon so that my head rose to a comfortable height for him to do the hair cut while I also saw myself in the mirror!
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valleylynn
Aug 25, 2014 11:52 PM CST
Great idea Holly. Think I will use it tomorrow when I go out to pot some plants up.

Dinu, great memory. I remember seeing my baby brother sitting on a board across the arms of the barber chair. Thank you for the memories. Smiling
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HollyAnnS
Aug 26, 2014 5:33 AM CST
Thanks, I have a potting shed but still find these wheelbarrows and board so convenient that I hardly ever use the potting shed for more than tool storage.
Dinu, What a great memory. I remember watching my cousins getting their hair cut the same way sitting up on a board. LOL
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greene
Aug 26, 2014 7:53 AM CST
Thanks. Never thought of using the cleats on the bottom of the scrap lumber to keep the board from sliding.
Guess I will be scrounging for some bits of lumber!
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Bonehead
Aug 26, 2014 9:36 AM CST
Great idea for splitting up perennials in the fall or spring, thanks.
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dyzzypyxxy
Aug 26, 2014 12:13 PM CST
This is a "slap head" moment, as in why didn't I think of this? Fabulous idea, Holly Ann. Thanks!
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RickCorey
Aug 26, 2014 12:17 PM CST
Really great idea!

It works fine for pouring soil-less mix into insert trays and plug trays for seed starting, or 4" pots for potting-up! The spill-over goes right back into the wheelbarrow, which makes filling corner cells and edge cells much easier.

A board-on-a-barrow is also good for chopping up fruit-stand-rejects for the compost heap, with a cleaver.

Two wheelbarrows side-by-side make it much easier to screen bark or compost or chipped wood. The only time I have to bend over is to pick up "rejects" that I flipped off the screens onto a tarp spread under the wheelbarrows.



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HollyAnnS
Aug 26, 2014 1:30 PM CST
Oh the fruit stand rejects is a great idea.
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chelle
Aug 26, 2014 2:03 PM CST
Great idea, Holly!

Thanks for sharing! Thumbs up
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woofie
Aug 30, 2014 12:12 PM CST
Simple, but positively brilliant! Like greene, I hadn't thought about putting the stops on the underside of a board! And by doing that, you can use two smaller width boards to make a wider platform if you don't have any of the wider lumber available. (Just make sure to use enough screws or nails so it doesn't wiggle sideways. Smiling )
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