Vertical gardens are all the rage these days, but buying everything you need for a decent looking setup can get quite expensive. Fortunately, where there's a will there's a way (and a cost-effective DIY version): a space-saving vertical garden is as easy as finding a pallet!
Fern Richardson of the blog Life on the Balcony shares this tutorial for making your own vertical garden from discarded pallets*. It's a pretty simple project that would be a great thing to tackle on one of these fine Spring weekends! First, of course, you'll need your supplies:
- 1 pallet
- 2 large bags of potting soil
- 16 six packs of annuals
- 1 small roll of landscape fabric
- staple gun
- sand paper
Meanwhile, what flowers and/or plants are you excited to plant this year? Our yard needs some serious work, so I'll be hitting up the local nurseries pretty soon. I can't wait!
*Fern makes a good point about pallets: if you're planning on growing anything edible, make sure you find a pallet that has been heat treated as opposed to fumigated. There are nasty, nasty chemicals in the fumigated kind that could find their way into your veggies.