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1. Get supplies
You will need…
- A wooden pallet
- Staple gun
- Hammer & nails
- Landscaping paper
- Planting soil
- 1/4 inch (approximately 6.35 mm) thick MDF
2. Prepare the pallet
Sand down any rough patches on the pallet and corners if they are sharp. If the pallet has no backing, use the MDF board and nail it into place (using approximately 12 nails). This is to prevent the soil spilling out of the back of the pallet.
3. Staple paper to pallet
Double your landscaping paper up & pull your staple gun out of its holster. Staple the fabric along the sides, bottom and back of the pallet.
4. Fill the pallet with soil
Lay your pallet flat & get ready to get your hands dirty. Fill the pallet with planting soil, ensuring to press the soil down firmly but leave enough room for planting.
5. Start planting
Begin planting—starting at the bottom of the pallet. As you work your way up make sure each of the plants are packed in tight before moving to the next layer.
6. Water & leave for 2 weeks
Once all of the plants are planted, water your garden thoroughly.
Leave the pallet horizontal for two weeks and allow your plants to take root.
7. Stand upright & enjoy!
Images courtesy of Design*Sponge
Project inspired by: Fern Richardson
Designed by: Branded3
To learn to build another type of compact garden, visit An 18-Step Guide to Building a Hydroponic Garden in a Bottle>>
image: various brennemans