here’s how you can make a pallet planter quicklyand inexpensively. find a pallet that’s in good condition. you could use a full palletfor this, but to keep the weight manageable, we cut it down to a smaller size. mark a linejust outside the center over the pallet so that after the cut, you’ll have a board runningalong each side. measure the width and length of the pallet then cut a piece of landscapefabric about 4 inches longer and wider. with the pallet topside down, staple the fabricto the inside face of the top of the pallet. use plenty of staples and be sure to staplethe sides as well as the inside face. pallet wood can be very hard so tap the staples inwith a hammer if needed. repeat this for the bottom side of the pallet. but this time,staple the fabric to the outer face, leaving
extra 4 to 5 inches to fold over each end,but at this time only staple 1 inch shut. leave the other open. tip the planter so theopen end is up and begin filling with potting mix. after every 6 or so inches, take a broomhandle gently tamp it firm to prevent settling later. keep adding soil and tamping untilthe planter is full. now you can staple the end shut. lay the planter flat and cut anx pattern with a razor blade in the spots you want to plant. with your fingers, hollowout a planting space, remove a little soil if necessary, then insert the root ball intothe hole. the step is easier if you start with small plants. pallet planters are heavyso if you mount one on a wall, be sure you have a solid structure to fasten it to. agood way to support the weight is with a mounting
strip like this. make sure the screws aredriven into wall studs. with another person helping you, lift the planter and set it onthe mounting strip. then drive the screw through each top corner and into the wall to securethe planter. once the pallet is planted, all you have to do is water and fertilize as youwould with any container. when it grows in, you’ll have a beautiful hanging garden likethis.