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Pallet Garden Ideas

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Pallet lounge sets, picnic tables, decks, pallet cabins & playhouses, chicken coops, pallet fences, garden planters, and more. Pallets in the Garden isn’t just a way to avoid walking in the mud (although they do that well too).  Turn your yard into an outdoor living area for free with repurposed wooden pallets! Don’t forget your terrace or patio – we’ve got numerous ideas for anywhere outdoors. Discover hundreds of ideas & projects for your garden, pallet terrace & patio and also balcony all made from repurposed pallet wood. After you’ve made all these cool pallet projects, build a shed or two for extra storage areas.  But don’t forget family gatherings. We’ve got pallet bar plans galore! From simple projects that can be finished in hours to large, ornate Tiki bars, barbecue pits, and gorgeous outdoor kitchens too!
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Pallet Garden Ideas

Pallet lounge sets, picnic tables, decks, pallet cabins & playhouses, chicken coops, pallet fences, garden planters, and more. Pallets in the Garden isn’t just a way to avoid walking in the mud (although they do that well too).  Turn your yard into an outdoor living area for free with repurposed wooden pallets! Don’t forget your terrace or patio – we’ve got numerous ideas for anywhere outdoors. Discover hundreds of ideas & projects for your garden, pallet terrace & patio and also balcony all made from repurposed pallet wood. After you’ve made all these cool pallet projects, build a shed or two for extra storage areas.  But don’t forget family gatherings. We’ve got pallet bar plans galore! From simple projects that can be finished in hours to large, ornate Tiki bars, barbecue pits, and gorgeous outdoor kitchens too!
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Pallet Garden Ideas

Hi, Anne, I began “pallet gardens” in August and tcmtech dripper irrigation from rain barrels in September. The dripper is totally diy and uses a glass pot lid in the rain barrel as a float. You can get 2 weeks of irrigation from the barrel (or 2 hours if you want). I used it to drip water on a pallet garden. Anyway, the pallet gardens have being going through “rapid prototyping” so each new one is different and (hopefully) an improvement over the previous one. I am making number 7 today! Very different from number 1. Another thing is using an aquarium bubble pump to recirculate water in pallet gardens and vertical pallet planters. (I have in the past shown that you can pump water really high with the bubble pumps) Over 10 ft high! Vertical pallet planter number 2 is made from 2 pallets. I broke them down and put them back together again. The shelves slope to the back and I think this is vital to its success. So check it out on yourtube and if you like any of it, please give it thumbs up or a comment. It takes a lot of time and time is money so if nobody uses it, it makes it kind of pointless.
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Pallet Garden Ideas

Brian White January 27, 2013 at 5:53 am – Reply Hi, Anne, I began “pallet gardens” in August and tcmtech dripper irrigation from rain barrels in September. The dripper is totally diy and uses a glass pot lid in the rain barrel as a float. You can get 2 weeks of irrigation from the barrel (or 2 hours if you want). I used it to drip water on a pallet garden. Anyway, the pallet gardens have being going through “rapid prototyping” so each new one is different and (hopefully) an improvement over the previous one. I am making number 7 today! Very different from number 1. Another thing is using an aquarium bubble pump to recirculate water in pallet gardens and vertical pallet planters. (I have in the past shown that you can pump water really high with the bubble pumps) Over 10 ft high! Vertical pallet planter number 2 is made from 2 pallets. I broke them down and put them back together again. The shelves slope to the back and I think this is vital to its success. So check it out on yourtube and if you like any of it, please give it thumbs up or a comment. It takes a lot of time and time is money so if nobody uses it, it makes it kind of pointless.
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Pallet Garden Ideas

Hi Mark I suggest you start with the information in this post and watch all the video tutorials. They are quite detailed and show you step by step what materials you need, how to line the pallets, fill with soil (I’d strongly recommend using my potting mix recipe for this project) and plant them out. I would suggest you pre-paint your pallet in rainbow colours first (with non-toxic paint – there are many external low or no-VOC paints on the market). It would be too difficult to paint after planting. I would also suggest you consider adding an irrigation system if the children would find it too challenging to water the pallet planter. Another suggestion is to cut a pallet in half horizontally and put the two halves side by side so they are shorter and easily accessed by the children – then they could sit and smell for longer periods. Or even use 2 pallets and make a square by cutting them both in half, staking them in the corners for support. With plant selection, perhaps choose lots of colourful, fragrant flowers and edibles like marigolds, petunias, red/green/purple lettuces, lemon balm, chocolate mint, peppermint, geraniums etc. See my post on ideas for sensory gardens. You may also find some inspiration for other easy DIY projects on my Pinterest board – Gardening with Kids. You could use the pallet for other projects too. I particularly like: Funky Fence – colourful and bright. Pencil Gate – you could saw the pallet timbers off to make points and use them to make a gate or fence. A Rainbow Raised Garden Bed – this could be an easy fun project to try with plants I’ve mentioned above. Hope this gives you some inspiration and ideas. Kind regards, Anne
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Pallet Garden Ideas

Return the pallet to a flat surface. Although you could plant out your pallet with it resting on the ground, placing it on a tabletop or sawhorses makes it easier to work with from a standing position. Place the pallet so that the side with the widest openings is facing up. This will be the backside, which you’ll mount against the wall. Lay out the landscape fabric or cloth to cover the back and bottom and cut to size. Pull tautly and secure with nails or staples.  Some pallets have wood covering the bottom of the pallet, which will help prevent soil from falling out the bottom. If not, you may choose to add another piece of wood, like a 2×4. But in either case, make sure the fabric covers the bottom as well as the back to catch any soil that may otherwise fall out. This would also be the time to add a thick layer of plastic or other waterproof barrier. This step wasn’t included in the DIY segment on the episode but this is an important part of protecting the exterior of the house from the moisture and grime of the pallet garden.
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Pallet Garden Ideas

I am reconsidering planting inside my pallet and instead hanging pots or some other containers onto the pallet for the vertical base. Water leakage and soil movement sounds like a mess. I love the idea, though, of the pallet as the backdrop. Do you have any suggestions for pots to hang on the outside of the pallet? I have seen people using shoe organizers, but would there be a concern for chemical seepage into the veggies? Is there a type of pot you would recommend? I have also seen gutters attached. What is your opionion on that?
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Pallet Garden Ideas

I’m preparing to plant my first pallet garden. We’ve just moved to North Carolina and I”m a bit overwhelmed trying to decide what to plant. Worse yet, we have wild rabbits in our yard, so a vertical pallet garden seems the best choice, but I don’t want to waste the bottom 2 rows. Can anyone suggest plants for the bottom two (or three) rows that would do well in a pallet garden and survive the attack bunnies (although those rabbits are cute, I’m looking to feed my family, not them).
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Most vertical pallet gardens are wide, with the same size of a pallet wood. However, you can play with it and instead, create a narrower vertical garden that can fit a single plant. This is great if you only want a nice accent to your home and garden and if the walls aren’t wide enough for the normal width of vertical pallet gardens.
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If you want a rather traditional look to your pallet garden, you can create a planter box wherein your plants are free to grow as high as they like. Of course, you will need to create the box from the pallet wood you have. The good thing is you can make use of every pallet you have, whether they are new or old and sustain thus the recycling movement.

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