As a Social and Therapeutic Horticulture practitioner I am always on the lookout for products that enable people to engage with the natural world through gardening regardless of physical ability.
The garden 4 me raised garden is a robust but very attractive product that allows clients to garden from a seated position or wheelchair, in fact this winter we are hoping to have a great crop of winter salad such as Mizuna, Pak Choi and Lambs Lettuce with plans afoot for a potted feast for spring 2017.
As with any gardening activity where you are working with plants there is a reasonable level of maintenance required which can be prohibitive watering being the largest concern for clients managing potted gardens. With its integrated watering reservoir and capillary wick system the plants in the garden 4 me raised garden gives back gardening confidence by making the task of watering very manageable. The plants benefit too by receiving the water they need at root level. This system also helps to conserves precious water which might be spilt or evaporate when watering pots from above. The water level can be simply topped up as required using a funnel and watering can. The automatic overflow also ensures the plants don’t become waterlogged so removing another level of anxiety for the gardeners.
We are looking forward to a prolific winter and lots of beautiful fresh salad leaves.