How to make your Pullit
Every body needs help in the garden now and then. Here is an easy to make and use helper for all kinds of chores. Here are instructions to turn a plastic sled into a device that can be used to easily pull heavy or awkward items across your yard. We call these a Pullit or Pullits for plural.
We have used it to move everything from bags of soil to heavy boulders. It works, costs just a few dollars and stores easily. The directions are simple to follow and are included below.
We use a disc or toboggan shaped plastic snow sled. They can be bought new or if you are lucky you might find one in a thrift shop or garage sale.
New sleds can be purchased on line at many sites like Amazon, or sport shops.
They come in various colors, styles and prices.
If you find a sled with holes for the pull rope that is a good way to start. If the handles are raised off the sled, then you will not need to drill at all. But, it is easy to drill.
No hard and fast rules for holes – one or two for each rope works just fine. Just make sure the hole is large enough to easily pull the rope through.
If you use plastic rope or cord, melt the end of the rope so it does not unravel.
Be very careful and use gloves. The melted plastic is very hot and will burn your fingers.
The Pullit is easy to make and easy to use. The side tie downs are optional but help to stabilize large loads.
Samples of Pullits
Our Garden Club made these in two hours and had a great time on the project.
Send us photos of your Pullit in action. Send to outreach @ accessiblegardens.org (Please remove spaces)
Seattle and the World Celebrate!
Grand Opening Day poster for Jimi Hendrix Park
June 17, 2017 was the celebration of the opening of the Jimi Hendrix Park in Seattle WA. The park was many years in development and required donations from large organizations as well as thousands of small donations from Jimi fans worldwide.
Jimi Hendrix Park is located in the heart of Seattle’s vibrant Central District (2400 South Massachusetts Street), a thriving multi-cultural community rich in heritage. Nestled adjacent to the Northwest African American Museum and grounds of former Colman School, Jimi Hendrix Park will be a primary focal point for multi-cultural events, gatherings, and activities for the community.
The landscape architects Murase Associates, designers of the park, specifically included ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) compliance standards. Gentle slopes, graceful wide pathways and barrier free access to the garden from the parking lot are all included. The design, inspired by guitars and his music is a testament to his influence to the music world and celebrates the hometown of our own “West coast Seattle Boy”.
Jimi Hendrix Park – Schematic Design
Jimi Hendrix Park – Schematic Design (October 2013)
Jimi Hendrix Park Butterfly Garden
Jimi Hendrix Butterfly Garden
Butterflies and Zebras
Butterflies and zebras
And moonbeams and fairy tales
That’s all she ever thinks about
Riding with the wind.
― Jimi Hendrix
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Jimi Hendrix Park Foundation Brochure – Click to view/download
Note: accessiblegardens.org would like to thank the Jimi Hendrix Park Foundation for permission to use their photographs and texts in this post.
Printable Database for all (almost) seeds.
The following data is provided by Thompson & Morgan, Successful Seed Raising Guide. This guide is out of print.
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