I did it, I finally made a pallet garden. And you know what? It was totally easy. I’ve wanted to make a pallet garden ever since I first saw one. I think it is a great way to reuse a pallet and a creative way to make to make a vertical garden.
My whole family got in on the project, even the 2-year-old. Let me walk you through our journey, in case you would like to make a pallet garden of your own.
What you will need:
- A pallet
- Landscape fabric
- Staple gun with staples
- Soil (one large bag of soil was enough for our half pallet)
- Enough plants to fill the spaces in between the slats (we used succulents and moss and I eyeballed it, but I would say around a 6-pack for every slot opening and more for the very top of the pallet)
Once you have all of your supplies ready, you will start off by cutting enough landscape fabric to cover the entire back of the pallet and the bottom. You want to leave enough overhang on the fabric so that you can fold it under on the edges before you staple it onto the pallet.
You see how we folded it under? Then you want to go ahead and staple the fabric onto the pallet pretty taut, not loosey-goosey.
Once you have the landscape fabric secured snuggly, flip the pallet (you are going to work with the pallet laying horizontally, not vertically), and go ahead and fill the very top opening of the pallet with as many plants as you can. I mean you want to cram those babies in so that they have barely any give.
It’s hard to tell from the picture, but trust me that we filled the top opening until there was no space to put another plant in.
Next, start filling the rest of the pallet with soil. Nice and full.
Once you’ve filled the pallet with soil, start putting your plants in.
We let our pallet rest like that for about a week and then we stood it up and put it where we wanted it. Don’t forget to water your pallet garden regularly so it doesn’t dry out.
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