Planting Seeds And Watering With Limited Finger Mobility

7.24.2015
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Brittany Déjean
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There are lots of options to get your garden bed accessible for a wheelchair, but how do you go about planting seeds and watering your garden when you can’t move your fingers?

Wendy Crawford, a quadriplegic, has figured out creative ways to accomplish both of those tasks, so that she can take care of her garden. With the help of some accessible garden tools, she makes an indented row. She holds the seeds in an empty prescription bottle to make them easier to plant. As for watering, raised accessible beds need extra water to not dry out. She has a hose on a timer that will keep the garden watered on its own. Another option is a lightweight hose with a variety of different nozzles, just depends what works for you.

Check out her tips:

Ready to get gardening? Don’t miss Wendy’s tips on accessible organic gardening.

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