There’s nothing worse than getting a sore back from bending over your garden to plant or weed. I found squatting just transferred the pain from my neck and back to my thighs and feet, so that didn’t work. I also didn’t care for kneeling on the garden pad I bought; after an hour or two, my knees started to hurt. Enter my knight-in-shining-armor with the perfect solution: a customized garden seat.
I love my garden seat. It fits perfectly between my raised beds, which are 18 inches apart. With the garden pad I bought on top, it becomes a comfy seat to straddle. Because my beds are only four feet wide, I can reach to the middle of the bed on each side without straining.
If you would like to make a garden seat for your raised beds, it’s very inexpensive and can be made in less than an hour. Just use scrap lumber, 6-penny and 12-penny nails, and a little exterior paint.
Use this plan, and adjust for the width of your raised beds if they’re not 18″ apart.
Here are a couple of close-ups of my seat:
And here’s my comfy garden seat in action:
Make a garden seat for yourself, and watch your garden hours comfortably fly by. You may be surprised how long you’ve been gardening. And I’m all for more hours in the garden!