Sunday, July 11, 2021

Potting bench project...

 It was a busy weekend.  I picked berries, cut a few trees, hung solar lanterns in the greenhouse, trimmed plants, and fixed my potting bench.

The rose bed is doing fantastic.  The spring blooms are done and now my summer flowers are gearing up.
I did quite a bit if trimming in the greenhouse.   The tomatoes and bok choy needed to lose leaves so air could circulate.  
The corn, beans, broccoli, cauliflower, pumpkins, and squash all look great.
For several years I have wanted to enclose the wonderful potting bench my husband made me.  It used to be protected on our porch, but I've had to move it.  
The back and sides weren't too difficult.  The doors were going to be a challenge.
I was super excited to use the shutter hinges and a window closure salvaged from an old house.  Any of you that have followed me for awhile knows I love giving old things new life.
There it is.  The final product.  It wasn't easy.  I am proud of myself for measuring two or three times and only cutting once (Maybe twice).

I'm not the greatest carpenter, but it feels good knowing I can do a project like this.  Now, water and wind won't cause havoc with the stuff in my bench.  This has been the biggest project I've tackled this summer.

Do you have any big summer projects?  Do you have a potting bench?  I hope you enjoyed the weekend as much as I did.


  1. I am quite impressed with your carpentry skills! What a great place you now have to store your gardening supplies. I am so enjoying your gardening posts. I love the old wire fencing you have used to enclose the garden.

  2. Your potting bench looks great. I don't have a potting bench other then in the greenhouse.

  3. Summer projects galore but many await contractors before I can do my thing. Eg. carpenter to finish deck, tree/landscaper to trim and remove trees and brush. I can paint the rec room in the barn and have that on my list for this week.

  4. What a cool potting bench. I love those latches too.
    Your garden looks amazing. You have been busy.
    Everything looks like it is loving summer.


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