Diz26
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DIY Vertical Pallet Garden


Inspired by so many pallet gardens I've seen on the interwebs, I decided to give it a try myself when I stumbled upon this lucky find. Amazing what one can accomplish with a little leftover paint and some elbow grease!
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Create your own Vertical Pallet Garden to usher in Spring.
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I was lucky to find a healthy looking pallet on the side of the road, so I tossed it in the trunk and brought my newest treasure home.
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I asked hubby to be a dear and rearrange and reinforce some of the slats on the back.
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Hubby also nailed some 1"x4"s to the bottoms of the shelves. (Arrows indicate reinforcements) He nailed a 2"x4" to the very bottom for additional support. Then I lightly sanded it to remove splintered wood.
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Painted it with old leftover paint from the trim of the house.
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Used staple gun to staple black gardening plastic to the back and to line each shelf.
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Looked for an inspiring gardening quote to stencil onto front.
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This quote felt just right.
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Filled up shelves with potting soil and planted my blooms. :)

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  • Michelle Brooks
    on Jun 8, 2016

    Hi! I saw another project similar to this where the author recommended also putting black plastic on the sides & bottom of each shelf to help prevent the wood from rotting. Have you had any problem with wood rot? What I can't figure out is how to put the plastic then the weed fabric and still have the water drain properly. Thanks!

    • Glen
      on Jun 16, 2017

      With projects like this I make a drain hose by drilling holes in a piece of old water hose which I lay in the bottom run through a hole drilled in the back or side of the flower box. I then caulk the inside cracks and paint the in sides with water proof paint.

  • Sandy Nelson
    on Mar 27, 2018

    Great idea! Would painting the pallets that are not marked with HT prevent the chemicals from leaching into the vegetables ?



  • Dee
    on Jul 17, 2018

    I planted one very similar to this in the spring, with different succalent plants, etc. I left it siting flat on the deck for at least 5 weeks, as we were having a wet spring here in Maryland. After finally getting it upright, some of the soil has shifted, and now I have some erosion spots. How do I fill them in, without the dirt falling out, as I replace it? I was thinking, that eventually the plants will fill in, and the spots will not show?





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  • If you wanted a more natural look, you could use burlap to hold in the soil, too.

  • Terre McCanna
    on Jan 5, 2018

    I want to try this! With back and hip troubles and limited space, it would be great for an "old fart" Lol. Thank you! (You also have a great hubby!)

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