Creating a Potting Zone

Over the years I’ve gotten into gardening, there’s something special get your hands dirty digging in the dirt and seeing the vines you planted the year before take off and bloom. I love learning about what plants will thrive in my climate even with 100-degree temps. I’m also a massive fan of container gardening; I like having the ability to move plants around as needed and love creating a lush feeling patio with the addition of plants. This post is in partnership with Gardeners Supply, all words and opinions are my own. 

When it comes time actually to plant, that's when things fall apart. Because, I don’t have a dedicated planting spot in my yard to keep my small yard tools, extra soil, empty plant containers and misc gardening gear I’m usually looking all over the garage for everything. One of the things that have been lacking in my backyard is a dedicated planting spot. 


I love keeping my old plant containers from nurseries to store extra dirt in, or start seedlings, however with the addition of our puppy it's been a challenge, an empty plant container stacked discreetly next our house quickly becomes Oliver's chew toy! 

One of my plans this Spring is to create a potting zone in my backyard, I love the idea of having a dedicated area in my yard to clean posts, hold soil, and a spot for my planting tools. This season we’re planting a veggie garden, which made the need for my potting area important. I have visions of myself checking on my little backyard crop daily and then washing off my goodies before bringing them inside. 

As I‘ve gotten more into gardening, I’ve been on the hunt for a potting bench that would hold all my gardening gear and give me ample area to replant. 

I recently added the CedarLast Potting Bench to my backyard. I placed the potting bench in our larger flower bed, it's the perfect spot and adds a pretty element to the yard. I also love that its near the outdoor faucet. 


This potting bench is an incredible addition to our yard and checks off all the boxes: looks fantastic, perfect for holding all my gardening goodies and best of it has a sink and faucet! Yes friends, I now have an outdoor working faucet and sink! The faucet is attached to my garden hose; the water output is INCREDIBLE! 

I love the large sink, I’m able to rinse off planters and water plants before planting them. The large sink even has a drain and plug! Once our vegetable garden is growing lots of produce (putting it out in the universe we'll have a big crop!), I'm excited to rinse off our veggies in the sink before bringing them in the house. I also love all the storage on the bench; I'm able to hang my garden tools on the hooks. The bottom shelf on the garden bench has plenty of room to hold soil, containers and garden products. 


What do you think of my new potting bench?