Raised bed for double-disabled first-time gardener?
I'm visually and mobility impaired, and have just got my first garden - handkerchief sized with thin beds around the paving.
Although this is my first garden, I’ve dreamed of having one for years – even when I lived on the 7th floor I had 30+ gardening books. I just sort of dreamed of one a tad bigger than this, but at least it’s my space, my starter for ten.
I can't easily get down to them (I've tried!) - besides, I want to be able to enjoy the results without having to kneel and squint! - so I need raised beds - but seriously raised: the only ones I've found so far amount to "toy" ones, no more than ten inches high, which is no use for me.
I've also looked at 3-tier plant stands - with so little space I want to use as many levels as I can, gardening upwards if not outwards. But the highest one I've found is 22" - just over knee-high for three tiers isn’t much of an improvement! And I doubt they’d take the weight of 18” planters, or many of them – and I have a lot!
Does anyone know where I might be able to find either raised beds or plant stands of more suitable dimensions?
thanks very much!
Asked from the GoYpedia ideas for disabled gardeners page
- 17 Apr, 2011
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