DIY Network shows you how to make a portable raised garden bed using a wooden pallet, reclaimed shutters and casters. Make a moveable container garden with a wooden pallet, old shutters and casters. Paint top edge of wood sides to match the shutters. With the wood pallet garden beds filled, you can then start planting. I got a number of plants from our local plant nursery. I have heard of using pallets for plants, but never tried it. Pallet Safety: Reclaimed wood is good, but not at the expense of your health. Learn how to read pallet labels and know if they are chemically treated. I have big plans for raised beds and I’m looking for re-purposed materials to build them. There is one final thing to check before using a found pallet.
Old wood pallet made into a patio herb garden! World In Green. How to easily build a raised garden bed out of wooden pallets for free!..Well almost free. Well almost free. The drill bit needs to be smaller in diameter than the screw you are using. Another DIY raised garden bed idea using free, natural materials that you can gather in your backyard is this one from Instructables.
Nail down any loose boards, and use sand paper to smooth down any rough spots. For a pallet garden, you have to leave the spaces between the slats and the top uncovered because you’re going to plant flowers in the uncovered spaces. How to build a raised bed using free materials. Here we use an old perimeter pallet. URBANA – The trend of reusing wooden pallets for gardening seems to have become as popular as ever, said University of Illinois horticulture educator Candice Miller. According to Miller, newer regulations require pallet manufacturers in Canada and the United States to treat the wood on pallets before shipping.
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All these things considered I still believe using pallets for homestead projects are worth it because of the money saved and there availability. I used these boards to go around the raised beds and hold the pallet sides together. Using pallets for raised beds we sleep in is great, but using them for raised garden beds is also very cool and it gives something back to our planet in return. I thought I would do a little web page on how I made my raised beds. I priced up various options, timber, sleepers and scaffolding planks etc. This gives good results and clean wood but no nails to use! You can build raised beds all by yourself and using inexpensive materials. Pallets are one of the best materials for building raised beds. The next step is to fill in the gaps of the pallet using the 3/4th inch wood. A raised bed this size will require a fair amount of soil, and I ordered some in (to supplement backyard too). You can find tons of old wooden pallets discarded in urban areas. Anyone who knows an thing about growing veggies would never advise using used railway sleepers! Building and planting your own pallet vegetable garden is easy! Some pallets have wood covering the bottom of the pallet, which will help prevent soil from falling out the bottom. Update: 4/3/12: Last week while touring the floriculture Pack Trials in California, I saw a modification of our pallet garden: Burpee Home Gardens added simple feet using triangular pieces of plywood.