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1/13/12 9:32 A

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Saw this on one of my other teams and immediately thought of this thread. It is great for people who have mobile issues or can not get down on their knees to garden. It is ingenious!

Grow 20 Square Feet of Vegetables in 4 Sq Ft of Space with the Phytopod Container Garden

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1/7/12 5:54 P

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I'm actually going to make a table top for a local senior center and another at an elementary school.



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1/7/12 4:17 P

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Here are some great links to look at:

This is good link for raised vegetable garden tables:
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1/1/12 7:07 P

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I love the swimming pool on the table idea! I'm not clear on what you used to praise it up to enhance drainage though. Could you explain?

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12/31/11 5:53 P

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I just signed up for Freecycle and hope to find what I'm looking for. : )

I have seen women looking at jewelry ads with a misty eye and one hand resting on the heart, and I only know what they're feeling because that's how I read the seed catalogs in January.

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12/31/11 1:28 P

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Those little pools can be found at garage sales all the time and they usually come with a few holes in them!

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12/30/11 6:31 A

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I have used an old patio table with a plastic swimming pool on top to grow my lettuces, spinach and herbs for a few years now. I did it to stop the heart break of loosing my green babies to rabbits, groundhogs and slugs. I love going out in the morning and picking my fresh salad for the day. For Christmas my sister gave me the first of my lettuce seeds. I am so excited. Can't wait to start.
I raised the swimming pool up off the table about a 1/4" using old wire edging. You need to punch lots of holes in the pool for drainage.
Have fun!

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12/30/11 6:20 A

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One of the Kansas City Master Gardeners' projects was to help a daycare center for disabled adults build a garden its clients could use for gardening. Some of the things we worked to help build were beds 2-3 ft high made out of those concrete landscape blocks and beds set on legs so that people in wheel chairs could move in close enough to reach the planting areas.

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12/29/11 9:38 P

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Anyone here unable to bend over or confined to a wheel chair? I'm interested to see how people adapt their gardens for this situation.

Because of spine issues, I'll be starting physical therapy soon. I'm not sure how far along I'll be this growing season, so I'm going to try table top gardening. I currently use the Square Foot Gardening method, and since I'm growing in 6" of soil-less growing medium, it will be easy to adapt.

I'm interested to see if anyone else has found ways to adapt their gardens that might also help me.

Thanks!
Kim

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