Pallet Vertical Succulent Garden
5 Cubic feet of Dirt (I bought the kind specific for succulents)
Step 7: Ideally let it sit for a few weeks in order to allow plants to root before moving it vertical. I waited about a week though, and it was fine.
Succulents do not need to watered a ton, maybe once a week. Enjoy your vertical pallet garden.
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Lana Compo on Apr 17, 2020
This was a very nice use for pallets. Another idea came up as I was reading about it. I think it would make a nice vertical strawberry planter. But I would use two pallets back to back which would give an adequate amount of space for soil that would support strawberry plants. Since it's so heavy, place it where it would be located in your yard. I'd position it so both sides would get a good amount of equal sunlight during the day. Which means the broad sides would face east or west. I haven't tried it yet, so that might need to be adjusted. A one-sided planter would work too. Thanks for the idea!
Lana Compo on Apr 17, 2020
I had another thought on using this as a two sided strawberry planter. Before joining the two pallets together, staple hardware cloth to the inside of the pallets to hold the soil from leaking out. The two pallets can be joined together easily by placing a plank over the ends and nailing them securely. Place the pallets upright where you want them to be. Paver stones could be laid as a stable base for the planter. Pour in appropriate soil for strawberries from the top. Let the soil settle for a few days. Cut a slit where you want to place the strawberry starts using recommended spacing. Before you plant If you really want to get fancy, drill some holes down the length of PVC pipe that has been cut as high as the pallet. An end cap can be attached to the bottom of the pipe. I'd use 1-2" diameter pipe and use enough lengths of pipe to space them vertically approx. 12" apart in the planter. Shove them down through the soil. Now the plants can be watered from the top of the planter.
How do you protect the succulents when the weather turns cold
Does anyone see a problem doing this in the fall and wintering over in NJ? They’ll have time to stabilize in their new home. I just can’t see succulents wintering over in 0 degree weather as it can get here. Mostly it’s in the thirties though. And leaning it strategically against the house where wind doesn’t usually blow against, it might be okay. I could wrap it. I could garage it. Any problems you see that I don’t?
Yes I will. And I think I will put it on a piece of plywood with wheels so that will be portable some how. ?
Thank you for sharing..