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Old 07-12-2012, 11:42 AM
 
Location: Prospect, KY
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I thought it might be fun to start a thread on potting tables, garden sheds and areas where you keep your gardening things, pots, soil, etc.

I have seen some amazing garden sheds and beautiful potting tables - in magazines and garden tours, etc.

Here is a picture of our potting table - my husband built it. It sits on the downstairs patio off the walk-out basement and under the covered porch.

As you can see, it isn't perfect or a magazine worthy and there is lots of junk but I use it all.

Do you have a potting table/area or do you save pretty pictures of them that you see on the web?


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Old 07-12-2012, 12:56 PM
 
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My potting 'table' is my breakfast table with newspaper spread across it Actually I put the newspaper on the floor as well, that's where my 'potting' takes place. I'd go in the garage to get a mix of garden soil and potting soil in a bucket and bring them back to the breakfast area to work my potting/ re-potting. The breakfast area faces south and I've built a bench along the window, that's where my indoor plants are.

Eventually I'll build a 'real' potting table, but it needs to be located near a spigot so I can water plants & wash my hands after I am done. But it is chilly outdoors in the winter time, that's when I grow my vegetable seedlings. Fortunately, I have a understanding wife as long as I clean up afterward.
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Old 07-12-2012, 12:59 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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I have a nice green plastic table that I have hiked up on black plastic nursery pots. Got it from an older gardener who was moving. It is right beside our garden shed and I can water directly on it without worry. sometimes the pots get old and the table shifts a bit but lord knows I have a life time supply of pots behind the shed so that is no worry.
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Old 07-12-2012, 01:14 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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My potting 'table' is my breakfast table with newspaper spread across it
Mine is the top of the front porch wall. I just hose it off when I'm done.
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Old 07-12-2012, 01:34 PM
 
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Every spring, I make a sketch of what I'd like my husband and I to build... and then every summer, I regret that we still haven't gotten to it!
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Old 07-12-2012, 02:09 PM
 
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Every spring, I make a sketch of what I'd like my husband and I to build... and then every summer, I regret that we still haven't gotten to it!
Perhaps you can borrow a phrase my wife used often whenever I describe whatever projects I want to start:

"We should hire a professional to do this" (with a sympathetic look)

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Old 07-12-2012, 05:57 PM
 
Location: Land of Free Johnson-Weld-2016
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I have a garden shed. From the outside it is pretty...but inside...whoooa Nellie!
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Old 07-12-2012, 06:16 PM
 
Location: Prospect, KY
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I have a garden shed. From the outside it is pretty...but inside...whoooa Nellie!
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Old 07-13-2012, 08:50 AM
 
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Cattknap I'm jealous. That is a nice setup.

I used to have most of a garden shed set up with a nice multilevel potting table and lots of additional storage shelves for pots, tools, fertilizer and soil. The only thing it lacked was running water close by, so I had to haul big watering cans of water when I needed them or haul the hose over. My current setup is in a walk out basement, which is not as handy and still doesn't have running water really close by. What I'd love to have, if I had the money, is a small greenhouse with potting table, storage and running water steps from my back door. Someone I know has a "shed" (read: perfect little dollhouse) set up with ventilation and lights run on electricity provided by solar panels.... she also has a garden to die for.
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Old 07-13-2012, 12:59 PM
 
Location: Prospect, KY
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Cattknap I'm jealous. That is a nice setup.

I used to have most of a garden shed set up with a nice multilevel potting table and lots of additional storage shelves for pots, tools, fertilizer and soil. The only thing it lacked was running water close by, so I had to haul big watering cans of water when I needed them or haul the hose over. My current setup is in a walk out basement, which is not as handy and still doesn't have running water really close by. What I'd love to have, if I had the money, is a small greenhouse with potting table, storage and running water steps from my back door. Someone I know has a "shed" (read: perfect little dollhouse) set up with ventilation and lights run on electricity provided by solar panels.... she also has a garden to die for.
My dream is a green house like you have described...gravel floor, potted citrus and orchids and winter vegetables and lots of work and storage space....more like a green mansion rather than a green house, LOL....well, I can dream anyway.
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