One of my favorite gardening acquisitions in the last few years has been my potting bench. I do a lot of my seed-starting and transplanting on my screened-in back porch to avoid the mosquitoes that haunt my Florida backyard twelve months a year. My old method was to throw a sheet over our patio dining table and do the work there, but somehow the mess just seemed to travel everywhere, and I never really had all the things I needed close at hand. A potting bench allows me to keep my soil, tools, and more all in one place.
My favorite part about my particular potting bench is the latticed top on one side, which has a container beneath for catching soil overflows. I don’t waste soil now, since I can catch my messes and dump them back into my soil container, stored below. There are hooks for tools, and a shelf above for storage as well as storage room inside. Below, find my potting bench along with some other options you might like, including a few for small spaces and budgets.
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