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Recycled Pallet for Garden

Summer season is waning, and since I’m a diehard autumnal woman, I’d normally be very excited by now. However I’ve to be sincere — this lush and vibrant pallet vertical backyard is making me wish to keep in summer time for one more month or two. There have been many pallet tasks and plenty of vertical backyard tasks, however none mix the 2 components in addition to this tutorial developed by Fern Richardson of Life on the Balcony and recreated by Steph of the native spoon. I like this a lot, I might need to squeeze it in earlier than I focus fully on fall tasks. — Kate


There’s nothing extra lovely than little child succulents. I occurred to have a teeny porch desperately in want of affection that didn’t get numerous solar, so succulents have been the proper low-water, low-light alternative. I additionally cherished the thought of creating one thing out of a pallet, a kind of gadgets you see all over the place — it’s a must to surprise what occurs to all of them, and I used to be excited to provide one a goal and residential on my uncared for porch. It reworked the area and was simple and many enjoyable to make (the most effective a part of all might need been my journey to the nursery the place I may purchase lovely child succulents to my coronary heart’s content material). — Stephanie


  • a pallet (I discovered mine at no cost at an area backyard retailer — mine measured 25 x 38 inches)
  • roll of landscaping paper (this may be fairly costly, however you don’t want as a lot as is available in a typical landscaping roll, so that you may have the ability to discover somebody’s extra on Craigslist or at an area backyard store)
  • sandpaper
  • staple gun and staples
  • hammer and nails
  • potting soil (I used 2.5 cubic ft for the 25 x 38 pallet)
  • lovely succulents or different vegetation of alternative


1. Sand down any tough spots in your pallet. If the again of your pallet doesn’t have a lot help (mine was principally open on the again), discover some scrap wooden, roughly Three to Four inches large and 1/Four inch thick (or the thickness of the remainder of your helps) and minimize it all the way down to the width of your pallet. Utilizing two nails on both sides, add helps so they’re roughly even down the again of your pallet.

2. Double or triple up your landscaping cloth and start the stapling enjoyable. Staple cloth alongside the again, backside and sides of the pallet, taking care on the corners to fold within the cloth so no soil will spill out. (See images for particulars on folding corners.)

3. Lay the pallet flat and pour potting soil by way of slats, urgent soil down firmly. Depart sufficient room to start planting your succulents.

4. Start planting, beginning on the backside of the pallet and ending on the high. Be sure that soil is firmly packed in every layer as you progress up. Add extra soil as wanted in order that vegetation are tightly packed on the finish.

5. Water your wall backyard completely and let it stay horizontal for 1 to 2 weeks to permit vegetation to take root. After 1 to 2 weeks, you’ll be able to set it upright.

Word: Keep in mind while you water to begin on the high and water every subsequent part rather less, as your water will naturally seep by way of to the bottom-most vegetation.

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