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If you have ever wanted a vertical garden, then this is the project for you. So easy to do and no
carpentry skills required! All you need is a pallet, some landscaping material, a staple gun, soil
To make this fun, easy, and super convenient vertical garden, you need to find a pallet first. After
you have that, you can get started. Make sure the pallet is free of any rough spots or protruding
nails. Verify that the boards are tight and the wood is not rotting anywhere.
Now, lay out the pallet and cover the back, sides and bottom with the landscaping material. You
want two layers here. Secure firmly with staples, making sure that no dirt will be able to escape.
Make sure that the ENTIRE bottom is covered well, or you will end up with problems!
Now, flip the pallet over. It should not be standing up. Start with the top pocket, filling it tightly
with soil and plants. Make sure they are packed tightly so that nothing is loose enough to fall
out. Then dump the rest of the soil in the pallet. Start from the bottom and work your way up,
packing the plants in tight together so that there is no space left loose.
When you are done planting, DO NOT move the pallet. You have to let it sit for up to two
weeks, depending on the type of plants you chose. They have to have time to become firmly
rooted before you move the pallet into a vertical position.
Make sure that you water the plants well. Once the two weeks is up, stand up the pallet against a
sunny wall. Voila, you have a garden that takes up practically no space! Make sure to water the
bottom rows especially well, as they seem to get dry fastest.
It doesn’t matter what you plant here: herbs, flowers, anything that doesn’t require a lot of height
seems to work well in the pallet garden. Try this out and see how much you can grow in such a
small, convenient space!
Nancy Parker was a professional nanny and she loves to write about wide range of subjects like health, Parenting, Child Care, Babysitting, nanny background check tips etc. You can reach her @ nancy.parker015 @ gmail.com