DIY: Potting Station

By Lauren Dunec Hoang, Houzz

Potting stations are garden workhorses. They keep tools within easy reach, provide a spot to store bags of soil and amendments, and offer a work surface for starting seeds, dividing flats and repotting plants. Beyond the messier garden tasks, a potting station is also a convenient spot to arrange a bouquet of flowers, set down a basket of herbs, tomatoes or anything else harvested from the garden, or — at the very least — rest your cup of coffee.

No matter how you choose to use your potting station, we suspect that once you have one, you may wonder how you ever did without this gardening staple.

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Theresa Fine, original photo on Houzz

Homeowners Sandy and Jim Gorman built this potting shed on their property in Henniker, New Hampshire. The long table serves as a handy potting station.

Whether you build it yourself, hire a pro, purchase an off-the-shelf model or repurpose a worktable into a potting station, here’s what to consider before getting started.