vertical pallet garden

Photo: Alex Tower Ewers, Repurposed Playground

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The Garden Even the No-Backyard-Folk Can Create

Project Time: 4 hours

Key Steps: Staple landscaping fabric to the back, bottom and sides of one full pallet, double or triple layer it and then fold the corners in so no soil can spill out. With the pallet laying flat down, pour potting soil in through the boards and add plants from the bottom up, adding more soil as necessary.

Don't Forget: To find a better deal on pricey landscaping fabric, search for rolls on Craigslist or ask for leftover scraps from a local gardening store. Another tip: Leave the pallet lying down for one to two weeks before turning it upright. This gives the plants enough time to take root.