I love gardening. Once May long weekend arrives, I hit all the greenhouses in my area, hoping for some good deals as well as some new plant offerings to try out. As I live where we typically have two seasons – winter & summer – (ok, we do have four seasons however winter seems to last the longest), I get to plan for weeks, figuring and planning, planning and figuring - what exactly do I need to buy, how many container planters am I filling, or what flower bed needs some more plants. If you have the gardening bug, you probably have gone through this as well.
Once I go shopping for my plants, I always come home with lots of plant flats which line my sidewalk until I get the chance to plant them in planters. I get lots of comments from my neighbours as I am known to maybe go a little overboard when it comes to having enough plants – but really, is there such a thing.
In years past, I always ended up dumping my dirt for the planters in a wheelbarrow and then lining up my planters around it. This sounds like it would work however once my dirt was in the planters, I found that I was scooting around on my hands and knees on our cement driveway as I arranged my plants in the planters. By the time I was done, I would be hobbling around on pins & needles as I sometimes was done on the ground for a couple of hours.
Like I said, I brought home lots of plants – sometimes filling up to 10 planters at a time.
This year, I got smart. I finally bought me a gardening bench. While perusing Amazon, I came across this particular model which I absolutely love. Not only does it look good but it is sturdy as well being made from fir wood.
Garden Potting Bench Review
When my gardening bench arrived from Amazon, it only took about 15 minutes to get set up. I found the instructions very easy to read and follow which was a plus. I did end up taking advice from other users and stained/sealed the bench so that it would survive the elements a bit better – I’m glad I did as it must make it look even better.
This bench has upper and lower shelves that can be used for storage or as a work space. Probably my favourite thing about the gardening bench is the lattice top that you can put a potting tray under. Now instead of getting dirt everywhere, you can just sweep it over into the tray – no more wasted potting soil.
I highly recommend this bench to anyone who is tired of crawling along on the ground to plant your planters – you and your knees won’t be sorry!
If you are into entertaining and hosting backyard barbecues – I have found that my bench actually does double duty as a patio buffet table (once I clear my dirt off). Two tasks for the price of one – a real deal if you ask me.