There's still time to get a fall garden planted if you get started soon, and these pallet projects can help you get growing on the cheap!
Pallet Garden Bed
Over at eHow, Dan Eash shows you how to construct a raised bed garden using wood pallets. This project is pretty large - it takes 12 pallets to complete!
A word of caution about building garden beds with wood pallets - you want to make sure the pallet is made with untreated wood. If you're not sure, you might want to add plastic lining or some other sort of barrier between the soil and the wood.
Don't have a back yard or space for a full-sized bed? You can still get in on the pallet action! In this video, Simon Crabb shows you how to make a planter out of one salvaged pallet:
You can check out more details on this pallet planter project on Crabb's website. Unlike the garden bed, you're meant to keep pots inside of the finished product, so you don't have to be as concerned about treated vs. untreated wood.
Vertical Pallet Planter
A vertical garden is excellent for maximizing space when you've got a limited area for planting. Rather than shell out the big bucks for a fancy setup, Mike Lieberman created his own vertical garden out of a salvaged wood pallet and scavenged plastic bottles. He's filled his up with herbs, but any small, seasonal plant will do.
If you want to fancy this up, you can paint the pallet to coordinate with your garden or patio's decor. You could also paint, draw, or decoupage on the soda bottles to add a little pizazz.
You can lean your finished pallet planter against your patio railing, your back yard's fence, or even try mounting it on the wall inside your home! If you put this inside, you'll need to add something to catch the water at the bottom. Maybe the bottoms you cut off of those empty bottles would work?
Have you guys seen any good garden-related pallet projects? I'd love to hear about them in the comments!
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