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Potting bench

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Einstein, Mar 26, 2011.

  1. Einstein

    Einstein Expatriate

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    Now that the new growing area is up and running I need to get busy on building a potting bench.
    I'm curious about what people think are must have features for a good potting area. Would love to see pictures of other people's potting areas.
     
  2. This_guy_Bri

    This_guy_Bri weirdo

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    i really like a potting bench with three sides so that things don't fall off the sides or back as much
    then again, this has more to do with plant soil/media and not so much orchid media
     
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    I use a plastic tub the is sold for mixing concrete to hold the media.
    I've also seen a wheelbarrow without the handles/wheels, just the bucket used to hold the media.
     
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    Also shelf(s) to hold labels, razors, pencils etc...
    Overhead lights are great for the evening potting times.
     
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    Is this space going to be inside the Dungeon, or in an adjacent area?

    You need enough space to be able to spread out... A nice toolbox to keep everything organized and within hand's reach... Maybe a storage cabinet (like Rubbermaid) for storage of chems, ferts, etc.

    We built my potting bench with a hole for access to the trash can. In my case, it has a tightly fitted cover to keep out water. It's very convenient to be able to brush debris straight into the trash via the opening, while having the trash can hidden under the bench.
     
  6. Pook

    Pook Disneyed

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    Mine is the laundry room... :)
     
  7. Candace

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    A beer holder is a necessity.
     
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    Reyna Orchid Obsessed Supporting Member

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    I don't have a "repotting area" per say. I also use the big tubs intended for mixing concrete. I'd say if you are going to have an actual bench, make sure it is the right height. nothing like having a sore back after all that repotting. I'd like it to be conveniently placed so that I can have my good, new media right there, but also a convenient place for my compost bucket. Gotta have space for tags, snippers and all the misc stuff -- packing peanuts, pots themselves etc. Of course you don't have to store all that stuff there -- but be able to have a good stack of it ready to go.

    Post pics -- I'm envious.
     
  9. Einstein

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    LOL Candace. Beer holder and dorm fridge are a must
     
  10. T. migratoris

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    :)
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  11. Home Grown

    Home Grown Hakuna Matata

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    Sweet.;)
     
  12. Dale

    Dale New Member

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    That's pretty darn nice, T. migratoris. Is that a locking model? So you can keep the riff-raff out?
     
  13. T. migratoris

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    That's right Dale. Locking model to safeguard the valuables inside.
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  14. Dale

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    Nice. I need to look into getting a locking model. My fridge, now, looks like a bombed out delicatessen.