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General => Assisted Gardening => Topic started by: elvis2003 on December 30, 2009, 11:38:37

Title: urgent q re raised beds for gardening sitting down
Post by: elvis2003 on December 30, 2009, 11:38:37
hi folks, the chap who is building our community plot had just sent me a text,he is putting my quote together and wants to know if we want the raised beds 2 or 3 foot tall,they are specifically for thise in wheel chairs,i would have thought around 2.5 foot,anyone got any advice please,much appreaciated
rach
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Title: Re: urgent q re raised beds for gardening sitting down
Post by: betula on December 30, 2009, 11:54:35
Try calling Thrive,I am sure they will be able to advise you.

http://www.thrive.org.uk/ask-thrive.aspx
Title: Re: urgent q re raised beds for gardening sitting down
Post by: elvis2003 on December 30, 2009, 11:56:56
thanks betula,was just looking at their website and it didnt occur to me to call them,so used to doing everything online these days!
Title: Re: urgent q re raised beds for gardening sitting down
Post by: Tee Gee on December 30, 2009, 12:07:09
This is my take on the subject;

http://www.thegardenersalmanac.co.uk/Data/Soil-Raised%20beds/Raised%20beds.htm (http://www.thegardenersalmanac.co.uk/Data/Soil-Raised%20beds/Raised%20beds.htm)
Title: Re: urgent q re raised beds for gardening sitting down
Post by: Unwashed on December 30, 2009, 12:23:54
What Betula said.  And here's the Thrive raised beds design guide (http://www.carryongardening.org.uk/files/documents/How%20to%20build%20raised%20beds%20final_Nov08.pdf).
Title: Re: urgent q re raised beds for gardening sitting down
Post by: manicscousers on December 30, 2009, 13:48:39
ours are much lower than I thought, mine are 16" to 2' high, I can put a board between and sit on it, we have some waist height for people who cannot bend plus some approx 2' tall for wheelchairs, I think Thrive is best for advice  :)
Title: Re: urgent q re raised beds for gardening sitting down
Post by: Ofer on December 30, 2009, 14:18:29
Try the Brown round raised beds,

They do not cost much, big recycled plastic - and very very easy to install - in about few seconds.

Ads not allowed

65 cm
 
Title: Re: urgent q re raised beds for gardening sitting down
Post by: moment on January 04, 2010, 15:02:43
hi i`m a tad luckier than you because you need a wheelchair-i have an old, thick coat of my husbands,and i shuffled along the rows on my butt on that.not ideal i know-and i manage to get covered in mud even so,  but couldnt think of anything more useful which would allow me to garden from sitting on the floor?!     ;D
Title: Re: urgent q re raised beds for gardening sitting down
Post by: manicscousers on January 04, 2010, 15:32:18
my dad in law made a wooden seat with wheels on to garden on the ground, I tried it, nearly ended up upside down  ;D
Title: Re: urgent q re raised beds for gardening sitting down
Post by: lewic on January 04, 2010, 17:05:35
Our local garden centre (Henleaze, Bristol) sells wooden waist-high raised beds on wheels. Look good, but are a tad pricey (99). Thrive will probably have some better ideas than this though!

Title: Re: urgent q re raised beds for gardening sitting down
Post by: landimad on May 11, 2010, 17:01:14
I reckon you could knock up a few beds on wheels for cheaper than that.
Put it to the person in charge and see who can help out.
You may get an offer from a local chippie or DIY person who could do this for you.
You can pick up trolley wheels from any hardware store or on line too.