How To Build A Vertical Garden With Shipping Pallets?
Once safety has been considered, the chances and concepts for using pallets within the garden are endless. To grow most vegetables, herbs, succulents, and annual flowers, you'll need a minimum of six hours of direct sunlight.
A shady spot limits your choices, but you'll still create a lush planting of shade-loving foliage plants, begonias, and coral bells. Everything from raised beds, garden pathways, shelving units, garden furniture, compost bins, vertical gardening supports, and fencing are often created using pallets.
Source heat-treated pallets
Avoid the pallets treated with bromide and choose a heat-treated pallet to be used within the garden. Because many pallets are tossed out after being shipped across the country and even across the planet, there's no way of knowing what exactly was shipped on these pallets.
Many pallets are treated with toxic chemicals, so search for the initials “HT” to pick heat-treated pallets. The wood should even be hard, clean, and comparatively smooth.
Add space by removing boards
Wearing ear and eye protection, remove every other board with a crowbar. This may give plants sunlight and room to grow. A pallet garden is simple and effective thanks to growing compact vegetables and herbs like salad greens, baby kale, dwarf peas, bush beans, parsley, thyme, basil, and rosemary also as edible flowers like pansies and calendula.
Sand rough spots
This pallet idea turns the standard structure into garden shelves for storing herbs, plants, or tools. These shelves also are incredibly useful for gardening, as they will be used as a repotting surface, or for resting tools on. Wearing gloves, remove any debris. Sand down the splinters and rough edges, hammering down or replacing any protruding nails.
For an ornamental finish, apply a water-based wood stain. Employing a paintbrush, paint along the grain of the wood, and wipe off any excess stain with a rag.
Connect pallets with hinges
Pallet decking may be a good way of enhancing your garden space without requiring a mortgage. And as pallets are very strong and are available in standard sizes, building a modular deck, counting on size and complexity, that's unique, might be wiped out in a comparatively short time.
Stack the 2 pallets together, ensuring that rock bottom edges are level. Attach the hinges to the edges of the pallets with screws, placing them about one-third and two-thirds of the way down for stability.
Line pallets with fabric
Since pallets are available in all shapes and sizes, use the primary sheet of landscape fabric to make a template. It should provide ample planting room, also as about an in. of overlap for the stables. Create a pocket by tucking the landscape fabric into the opening, and staple it in situ along the fringes. Repeat for the remaining pockets.
Add organic soil
The smaller pallets took about 2 bags of 1 cubic-feet topsoil. I used a mix of Scott’s Premium Top Soil and Miracle-Grow Garden Soil. The larger pallets took about double of the smaller pallets. Give or take an ft. of soil.
Before adding potting mix, move the pallet garden to its final location, ensuring that it'll receive enough sunlight for the plants you’ve chosen. Fill each pocket about three-fourths of the way full with moisture-retentive potting mix. Put aside some potting mix so that you'll add a layer after planting.