Back-Friendly Gardening

By National Gardening Association Editors

Gardening is great exercise, but all the bending and stooping needed as you weed, prune and plant can take its toll on your back. For those of us whose backs aren't as strong as they once were, a new product from Gardener's Supply Company can make tending your vegetable or flowers a lot more comfortable.

The Standing Garden raises your plants to waist height where you can snip herbs, pick lettuce or deadhead flowers without complaint from your back. Made of rot resistant cedar on a powder-coated metal stand, the 10" -deep container holds 100 quarts of soil.

It's even self-watering, with a 4 gallon water reservoir. Placed on your deck or doorstep, it would be a great spot for fresh herbs, salad greens or a couple of tomato plants.

For more information on the Standing Garden, go to: : Gardener's Supply.

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