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A Shedload of Potential

Updated: Mar 16, 2023

If you're an avid gardener or DIY enthusiast, you’ll know how quickly your collection of tools and supplies can grow. From shovels and rakes to seedlings and pots, you need a space to keep everything organised and easily accessible. That's where your shed comes in! With a little bit of planning and creativity, you can transform your shed into the perfect space for planting and storing tools.

Planting in Your Shed

One of the great things about using your shed for planting is that it allows you to extend your gardening season. By starting your seedlings indoors, you can get a head start on your garden and have a better chance of a successful harvest. Here are some tips for setting up your shed for planting:

  1. Install shelves or a potting bench: A sturdy work surface will make planting and potting a lot easier. You can use an old table or build your own potting bench with some basic woodworking skills.

  2. Provide plenty of light: Seedlings need a lot of light to grow strong and healthy. Consider installing some shelves near a window or adding grow lights to your shed.

  3. Organise your supplies: Keep your seeds, soil, and pots organised and easily accessible. Use labelled containers or shelves to keep everything in its place.





Storing Tools in Your Shed

Your shed is also a great space for storing tools and supplies. By keeping everything in one place, you'll save time and avoid the frustration of searching for lost tools. Here are some tips for setting up your shed for tool storage:

  1. Install a pegboard or hooks: Pegboards or hooks allow you to hang your tools on the wall, keeping them within reach and easy to find. You can even paint the pegboard to match your sheds colour scheme!

  2. Use a tool rack: A tool rack is a great way to keep larger tools like shovels and rakes organised and off the ground. You can purchase a pre-made rack or build your own.

  3. Keep everything labelled: Labelling your tools and supplies will make it easy to find what you need when you need it. Use a label maker or some masking tape and a permanent marker to label everything.


Your shed is a versatile space that can be used for many different purposes. By setting it up for planting and storing tools, you'll have a space that is both functional and enjoyable to be in. Whether you're starting your seedlings, potting plants, or organising your tools, your shed is the perfect place to do it. With a little bit of planning and creativity, you'll be able to transform your shed into a space that meets all your gardening and DIY needs.


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