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Making a potting bench

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 14:49

obelixx, it will be outdoors and made from pressure treated timber; total cost £38 ish plus £5 for galvanised bucket. It will go in fron of the double doors to the garage which is my studio. It will be used for potting, washing pots and seed trays and prepping garden veg so I don't have to take muddy veg into the kitchen.

Your bench arrangement sounds very good; any chance of a photo?

Making a potting bench

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 08:59

I only know about lashings of lemonade from Enid Blyton books

Looking at the design this a.m. it does look rather like a double bed head with outdoor urinal for someone with long legs. I might have to make some modifications...

Winter greenhouse salad / veg

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 20:56

The local post office 100 metres away has just closed down last month and they only had tabloids. I like i paper when I can get it.

onions

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 20:42

I'm an onion novice, I planted Red Baron last Autumn as directed on packet. They started trying to flower a week or two ago so dug them up put them on seed trays in a single layer and left them in the conservatory as we have had a lot of rain here recently. Do I now wait for the foliage to go brown and then hang them? I will be planting in the spring next time.

Gruesome Discovery

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 20:33

I am sorry for you; what a sad thing to find.

Making a potting bench

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 20:30

Edd, I thought of a small caravan type sink, but I need to be able to remove the bucket to fill with compost/water, depending what job needs doing. There is a guy who works in metal on a local farm; I could ask him about zinc.

Steve, thank you for reminding me about diagonal braces - should I have two crossing at the back? And one on each side? I will only be storing pots and seed trays underneath.

Lashings are a bit of a closed book to me, I understand primitive carpentry better

Winter greenhouse salad / veg

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 11:24

Thank you Dove; I'm not very fond of most of those mentioned, but Winter Density sounds good.

Making a potting bench

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 11:16

Thank you Edd and Bob for both of those suggestions.

I was going to use large gravel trays (60x40cm) on the slats, but would love a zinc top; where does one get zinc, how thin should it be so that I can hammer (?) it round the top? Could I cut it with the metal cutting blade on the jig saw?

I have been puzzling over the support for the galvanised bucket I got, supporting it at the bottom is better than wedging it in at the top.

Winter greenhouse salad / veg

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 10:48

pansyf, I have to drive for miles to get the Guardian; would you mind very much just typing out a list of what they suggest

Making a potting bench

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 10:38

As I was kneeling on the gravel washing seed trays, I thought there has to be a better way of doing this. So am going to make a potting bench that will double up as a pot and tray washing place. This is my design, any improvements you can think of would be gratefully received.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/52270.jpg?width=480&height=350&mode=max

 

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