Space Saving Pallet Planter




Introduction: Space Saving Pallet Planter

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Here's the new addition to our terrace garden - the pallet planter! Between the household, the family and the rest of the field I never had enough time to take care of our strawberries which needed especially constant weeds removing. And so we decided to move the strawberries to a planter with a substrate in which there will never grow so much weed (or so I hope).

This planter is great for several reasons. First, it's cheap to make, second, it's easy to make and you don't need to be a carpenter and third, it saves space so even if you don't have your own garden, you can have it for example on the balcony.

Step 1: Tools and Material

You will need:

- one pallet (standard, width 120 cm)

- 6 wooden planks, length at least 49 cm and width about 10 cm

- small nails and a hammer

- wood varnish + brush

- hand saw (pokud jsou dřevěná prkna delší)

- nonwoven fabric for planters

- stapler

- scissors

- substrate/soil from your garden

- strawberry plants

Step 2: Preparing the Pallet

Start by nailing the planks to all levels of the pallet. No problem if the planks are not wide enough to cover the whole space. (picture 1)

Cut off the ends of the planks to align them with the pallet. (picture 2)

Apply varnish from all sides and let it dry. (picture 3)

Step 3: Making the Individual Planters

Cut 6 rectangles from the fabric - about 65 x 35 cm. Place them in each of the 6 planter parts and staple the edges and the bottom. (picture 1)

Cut the edges of the fabric that go over the edges of the planter. (pictures 2 and 3)

Step 4: Planting

Fill the planters with the soil. (picture 1)

Plant the strawberries and water them. (picture 2)

Have some more soil ready, once you water the strawberries, the soil will sit and you might have to add some more.

A little tip - if you worry about the pallet scratching the wall behind, just put one plank between the pallet and the wall on each side. (picture 3)

You're done! (picture 4)



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I would suggest recommending folks check to be sure the pallet they use is heat-treated if they will be planting edibles. A chemically treated pallet could be harmful.