Standing Garden: Happy Gardening and Happy Back
For years our vegetable garden was on the ground. For years California has had a severe drought. This year we removed all of the grass in our backyard and replaced it with pea gravel. Nada, Zero, el zippo watering.
The older we get the further the ground is from us. Especially getting up. We are slowly transitioning to a Standing Garden.
No Bending, No Weeding and in places our Standing Garden is Self-Watering, Too!
Elevated garden is easy to plant, tend and harvest
Allows for growing a garden in any sunny spot!
The garden boxes originally came with casters.
Our Standing Garden allows us to garden in complete comfort — no bending or stooping. Grow salad greens, herbs, even tomatoes and peppers on a deck or patio.
In our plastic rot-resistant planter boxes we made drainage holes on the bottom of the boxes. Placed a thin layer of drainage rocks, then gardening soil. Since the elevated garden structure is two tiered and water will flow out of the top garden box down to another planter box below catching the draining water. Double mileage.
- The stands were left over from another project. (Free)
- We already had a few planter boxes. (Free)
- Assembling everything was effortless.
Happy Gardening and Happy Back!