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Building a Gardening Potting Bench

Building a potting bench (a hightop table that’s perfect for storing your gardening materials and to use to plant) is a DIY project that’s perfect for your next weekend. 

This shelf has different uses. Our’s, as you’ll see in the photos below, is used to hold our gardening tools and as a tabletop to plant in small pots.

We love to grow vegetables and herbs. Some years we do better than others. Nothing like homegrown tomatoes for a Caprese Salad.  Check out the Herb Guide to Cooking if you are interested learning ways to add fresh herbs from your garden into your cooking. 

Others have used this same gardening shelf as a bar. Turn it around, add a few stools and you can mix and serve your next cocktail.

Whichever was you choose to use the DIY Potting Bench, we are confident that you will find it useful and not too difficult to make. You can find the plans at: http://www.ana-white.com/2011/03/simple-potting-bench.

Our backyard is a work in progress. When we bought the house a few years ago we were blessed with very well maintained yard. Bushes and tropical plants had been planted and grown to a very attractive scape. Building the potting bench has given us the encouragement to add to the garden an herb and vegetable garden. Happy Gardening!

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