Do you love potted plants? Would you prefer to fill your garden with flowers in pots instead of planting them straight into the soil? Then you could use a potting bench where you can keep everything neatly organized. If you’ve looked at different potting benches but can’t decide which one to choose, today’s guide is perfect for you.
We’ll be talking about 6 different potting benches and what they offer so that you can make an informed decision. Here’s a list of potting benches, from the most affordable one you can get to the most expensive option.
6 Potting Benches for Professional Gardening
1. Convenience Concepts Deluxe Potting Bench
The most affordable option on today’s list, the Convenience Concepts Deluxe Potting Bench is a great bench for people on a budget who are still looking for a reliable and fully functional potting bench for their gardening needs. This potting bench comes equipped with a sink, which is more than you can wish for in such an affordable bench. Not only is the sink durable, but it’s also surrounded by a spacious workspace. There, you can place your plants in containers and care for them.
Apart from the top workspace, there’s also a large drawer underneath. There, you can keep the smaller accessories you need to tend to your plants. Storage will never be an issue with this potting bench. That’s because it also has two additional open shelves that are large enough to store pots, fertilizer, and larger tools. We should mention that you’re going to have to assemble the bench yourself. Still, this is extremely easy to do and doesn’t require any prior expertise.
2. Coral Coast Gardener’s Choice Fir Wood Potting Bench
In terms of the most weather-resistant potting benches you can find, the Coral Coast Gardener’s Choice Fir Wood Potting Bench is definitely somewhere at the top of that list. That’s because the wood it’s made of, fir, is extremely resistant. As a result, you can leave your potting bench outdoors and not fear the weather will damage it. This potting bench comes with a planter box half covered by a wooden grill, a work surface table, and a small shelf for storage.
You can store the smaller tools on the top shelf, keeping the working table underneath strictly for storing large tools, pots, and supplies. The planter box allows you to store many pots inside. Moreover, with the help of the wooden grill covering part of it, you can still check on your plants easily. As an extra tip, you can follow the example in the image above and use the grill as another storage area where you can place even more pots.
3. Best Choice Products Outdoor Garden Potting Bench
This is an incredibly elegant-looking outdoor potting bench that’s made of both wood and metal. More specifically, most of the potting bench is made of natural fir wood, while the tabletop is made of metal. The reason why a metal tabletop is so great is that you can clean it very easily. Moreover, it lasts for a long time, and it provides a clutter-free and chic place to work on your plants. Under the tabletop, you’ll find a drawer, a large cabinet, and a storage area. Above the tabletop, there’s a small shelf where you can place a couple of pots, as well as some hooks that you can use to hang your tools.
The fir wood used for this potting bench was left unpainted precisely because this allows you to do whatever you want with the bench. You can leave it as it is since it already looks amazing. Another option would be to paint it so that it fits among the other decorative objects you have in your garden. In terms of space, we must say, the chances of you needing more for all of your pots, tools, and supplies are slim to none. The cabinet is very spacious, and so is the storage area next to it. Not to mention the fact that you can use the drawer to place all the small things you don’t use as often.
4. Merry Garden Potting Bench with Recessed Storage
The Merry Garden Potting Bench with Recessed Storage is similar to the Coral Coast Gardener’s Choice Fir Wood Potting Bench, in that it also comes with a planter box covered by a wooden grill. However, the one from Merry Garden is a bit more expensive, and we’re going to explain why in a minute. First of all, we should tell you this potting bench is made of solid fir wood that’s been kiln-dried. Second of all, the color of the wood is different as well. The Merry Garden Potting Bench is a bit darker.
Both the upper and lower tiers of this potting bench are extremely spacious. This means you’ll have plenty of space for your gardening equipment. You can use the tiers either for storing pots or for keeping the tools you need when tending to potted plants in a convenient place. The interesting thing about this potting bench is that you can remove both sides of the tabletop. This doesn’t only allow you to access the plants easier. It also helps you clean the potting bench faster and without that much of an effort.
5. Dura-Trel Greenfield Potting Bench
Unlike the potting benches we’ve mentioned up until now, the Dura-Trel Greenfield Potting Bench isn’t made of wood, but of PVC vinyl, and a very resistant one at that. This material is so resistant that you don’t have to worry about it peeling, fading, losing its color, or cracking. Plus, even if something were to happen to your potting bench, you have a 20-year warranty that has you covered. Another thing we particularly love about this potting bench is that it’s 100 percent maintenance-free. This means it won’t become an extra thing for you to worry about in the garden.
The bench doesn’t come assembled, but it does come with all the hardware you need to assemble it, as well as with pre-drilled holes. Basically, all you need to do in order to assemble it is connect all the pieces with screws. Once you assemble it, you’ll be able to enjoy a spacious tabletop, as well as an equally spacious storage area. You should know that the worktable above is removable, and it also comes with a small shelf above it. If you’re wondering how you can clean this potting bench, the answer is easy: use a garden hose to spray it and then wipe the leftover water until the bench is clean.
6. Suncast Cedar Potting Bench
The most expensive and impressive bench out of all the potting benches we’ve included in today’s article, the Suncast Cedar Potting Bench is, as its name clearly states, made of cedar. This is partly why it’s more expensive than the rest, but this is not everything that makes it so special. First of all, unlike the other potting benches on our list, this one has three tiers. This makes for even more space where you can deposit your pots, tools, supplies, and equipment. Second of all, it comes with a handle and casters, which make it extremely easy to move from one corner of the garden to another.
The bench has a natural cedar finish and has been left unpainted on purpose. It’s up to you if you want to leave it like this and enjoy the natural shade of the cedar or paint it and make it more colorful. Another thing we must mention about it is that you only need to look at it once to realize that it’s extremely sturdy. The cedar pieces used to build it are thick, so as not to get easily damaged by extreme weather conditions. Not only that, but the edges of the upper worktable are high enough to prevent things from falling off the table or spilling over in case of an accident. All in all, this potting bench is definitely worth the money. That is if you want to invest more in your gardening experience.
Summing It All Up
A potting bench is a useful piece of garden furniture for everyone who wants to grow potted plants and have a place where they can plant flowers, fruits, or vegetables, as well as care for them. The great thing about potting benches is that you can make what you want with yours. You can simply keep it as a place for potting plants. However, you can also turn it into a space where you keep all of your gardening equipment. Regardless of what you decide to do with your potting bench, you’ll always be able to find a use for it.
Now, not everyone wants to spend a lot of money on a potting bench. In that case, there’s also the option of making your own at home. Especially if you’re particularly crafty and enjoy building things, a potting bench DIY might be the best option for you. Because we want to help you out, we suggest the video below. It’s going to teach you how to make a potting bench.