Pallet gardening with recycled pallets is a great and cheap way to establish a permanent vertical garden area. What’s great about this method is that you don’t have to be a gardening guru to achieve this. All you need is a bit of basic DIY knowledge, a few basic tools and a lot of good clean, rich soil for the seeds.
Simple And Cheap Method To Establish Vertical Garden Area
Pallet gardening with recycled pallets is a simple and cheap way to establish a permanent vertical garden area in a small space. When you’re thinking of how to grow a vertical garden, all you really need is good, thick potting compost, soil and a level area where you will place your pallets.
To start, take your tools and get started with your compost. Make sure you’re ready for a little mess. Dig a hole into the center of your pallet, about 2 feet wide. The bottom part of your pallet should sit on top of the hole and will act as a support for the rest of the pallets.
Now, lay out the garden bed with the pallets and make sure they are level and that the pile is level. It doesn’t matter if the pile is crooked. Once you’ve done this, you can begin laying your compost. Lay the compost on its side with the top side down.
Settling Of Pallets Takes Time
Pallets will usually take about six to eight weeks before they begin to settle into their position. Be patient and be prepared for a great deal of work! If you want to do it right, you’ll need to rake up any fallen leaves and grass clippings throughout this time.
Keep the pallets in the same position throughout the growing season. Make sure that each pallet is at a level height so that you’re not bending or tipping over your pallets. After about two months, the pallets will start to settle down into their desired position and settle back into place. Continue to do this process with each pallet until it has established itself completely. Then, after about four or five months, you can now begin to plant seeds in the pallets.
Spread The Seedlings In A Row
Take your seeds and begin to spread them out evenly throughout the garden bed. The best thing to do with seedlings is to spread them out in rows. You can use your trellis or even lay a few stakes on the ground directly behind each row. It’s okay to leave a gap between each row of plants, but don’t go wider than four feet.
Be sure you keep your seedlings well watered and fertilized all throughout the season. Planting seedlings in the fall will allow them to have the best growing conditions because it will help them acclimatize to the warmer climate they’re used to in their new home.
Make sure you know what type of soil you have to work with. Most people use compost, vermiculite, perlite, and bark chips for their garden beds and their soil, but there are other options that are just as good.
Keep in mind that you don’t have to stick with one option when you have a pallet gardening project. You may find that you want to go with a different soil type in your next batch of garden beds. Just be sure that you’re doing the appropriate research to ensure you’re planting on the correct type.
Check out some pallet gardening ideas online and start working on one today. You’ll have a beautiful and nutritious garden within no time!