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Old 05-16-2010, 07:17 PM
Location: Ohio
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Laundry tubs are excellent for handicapped gardening. It has a drain. Just throw a piece of screen in the bottom, cover with gravel, then fill with soil. It's on wheels, so it can be rolled out of the way for mowing or to move to follow or avoid the sun depending on what you are growing in it.
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Old 05-16-2010, 07:39 PM
Location: New Jersey
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You can get some great ideas from the Christopher Reeve foundations. They have a page on gardening from a wheelchair along with pictures. The pic of the raised (table height) bed is great.
It's hight enought to get under, the bed is a foot or less deep and it looks very simple in design.
Good luck!


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Old 05-17-2010, 07:39 AM
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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Many thanks to all my friends who have given me great suggestions. I look forward to trying some of them as this body begins to tell me over and over again it just can't do what I did in my 40's and 50's.
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Old 05-18-2010, 12:02 PM
Location: In the Pearl of the Purchase, Ky
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Good to see somebody who doesn't want to just sit around having someone wait on them. Hope you have the best looking garden in town!
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Old 07-19-2012, 04:43 AM
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Default Stand up garden book by Mary Moss Sprague

No kneeling and no tilling gardening. Mrs. Sprague is a master gardener that suffered from osteoporosis.
I just ordered the book and am expecting to get it today.


My present garden is a container garden. I have my bakery bucket tomatoes sitting on a three tier rung steps and my 70 hatch chile plants are sitting on the ground. I have a good friend who is now building his 4th stand up garden and he loves them. I acutually think that his wife lasagna gardens in the raised stand up beds. I have an innate cureosity and that is why I ordered the book because I wanted to see how the bottoms are constructed. This year I went in the videos to see how Marijuania growers make their compost tea and I was surprized that its all organic. I have replicated the recipe in a garbage can rigged with an aquarium bubbler. I am estatic with the results that the tea produces. I apply it twice a week. My wifes flowers have never had so many blossoms.
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