DIY Vertical Pallet Garden

by Diz26
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!
Create your own Vertical Pallet Garden to usher in Spring.
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.
I asked hubby to be a dear and rearrange and reinforce some of the slats on the back.
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.
Painted it with old leftover paint from the trim of the house.
Used staple gun to staple black gardening plastic to the back and to line each shelf.
Looked for an inspiring gardening quote to stencil onto front.
This quote felt just right.
Filled up shelves with potting soil and planted my blooms. :)
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  • Dee 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?

  • Kathy Gorski-Vansach Kathy Gorski-Vansach on May 05, 2020

    What font did you use?

  • Cathy sunshine Cathy sunshine on Jun 27, 2020

    Great idea. I’m going to do this diy for my herbs and write (a taste for my pallet). Thanks you. Keep those ideas coming.😄

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  • Wendy Wendy on May 12, 2021

    how to stabilize a pallet without having it get toppled or top heavy for a forward fall? Is it leaning farther back? I need one to stand alone to get proper sunshine.............

    • Diane Diane on Dec 31, 2021

      Instead of 2×4 the husband added for extra support add a wider plank of wood in the bottom. Or placed by fence and attach it to it with small L brakets just 2 at top will do.

  • Diane Diane on Dec 31, 2021

    Love it