Sunday, June 08, 2014

A blogger friend‘s “Stand Uppity Garden”

One of the perks of blogging is getting to know people that I would never have met otherwise. One of these is from the neighboring state of Virginia and you know her as Possum of “My Little Corner of the World”. A friend and I actually visited her a few years back and were in awe of her gardening expertise.

She was in a severe auto accident back in the 70’s and was told that she would never walk again but she didn‘t accept that verdict. Now she needs a wheelchair on long ventures but for the rest of the time she stands and walks on her own two feet.

Her great love is gardening but bending over or sitting on the ground, or even on a low stool, is almost impossible for her so, with the help of some friends, she built her first “Stand Uppity Garden” in 2009.

However they didn’t use treated wood as it would have affected the produce so it didn‘t stand the test of time. She still loved the idea though and last year she mightily improved her idea of a standing high garden by using a 100 gallon Big Bag Bed from Smart Pots. They come in a variety of sizes and can be used for any and all of the projects in her amazing garden. The largest bag opens to a diameter of 4 feet and holds as much potting soil as a 4x4 garden. It is extremely sturdy and she can make as many “uppity” gardens as she wants by just putting a Big Bag Bed on top of a sturdy base.

And the smaller bags? They come with the complete endorsement of the many cats who roam and relax in this outdoor paradise !




Blogger possum said...

Potatoes and Beans in a bag, OH MY! To say nothing of kitty cats!
We found the smaller bags in a big garden nursery on Saturday, so the idea seems to be catching on.
I just harvested my first meal of wax beans from that big bag yesterday. Delicious!
(And you need to come back and visit again!)

3:41 AM  
Blogger Anvilcloud said...

This is awesome. What an idea and solution.

5:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great ideas Ginnie. Gardener's Supply, a green, employee owned online company sells many items including these bags. Amazing what you can do with them. GS also caters to the aging gardener!

10:17 AM  
Blogger NCmountainwoman said...

Fascinating. Kudos to your friend who found a way to manage.

12:50 PM  
Blogger KGMom said...

What a great idea.
And also an inspirational story about your blogger friend, overcoming adversity.

8:00 PM  

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