Gardening With a Disability

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A physical disability does not necessarily mean you can no longer garden. This is a page about gardening with a disability.


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February 13, 2011

I'm not about to give up gardening because I'm disabled, but it hurts too much to bend over all the time. So I figured out that if I use a mechanic creeper (you know, those things that mechanics use to roll under cars on), then I can sit on it, be closer to the dirt, carry my supplies, and I don't have to bend over. It works on grass, sidewalk or even in the dirt as long as it's not not wet. One more "dis-" I just took out of disabled! Happy Gardening.

By MobeaB from Texas City, TX

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November 20, 20160 found this helpful
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Some folks in wheel chairs are able to garden by planting in hay bales. Lots of vegetables do.well planted in the bales

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February 18, 20111 found this helpful

I have multiple sclerosis and walk quite carefully and slowly with a cane. I know it's been 2-3 years since I divided the iris and hosta like I used to so easily. I am having built extremely raised beds, about 2 feet off the ground so in the future, if I need to use a wheelchair, I'll still be able to weed and play in the dirt.


Last fall, I donated many of my perennials like yarrow that would be much too tall in the raised bed. I found much information that would help make gardening accessible on the net.

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February 18, 20111 found this helpful

Marvellous! Well done you! One in the eye for the " you can't"brigade. I'll remember this when I get too old to bend.
Marg from England.

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March 21, 20141 found this helpful

Wonderful idea. Now if I could only get back up. Lol.

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