DIY Vertical Pallet Garden – Bring Character to Your Outdoor Space

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Thinking of doing a Pallet Garden this year. A Vertical Pallet Garden is easy to prepare and can bring some nice character to your patio or outdoor space.

DIY Vertical Pallet Garden

Source: Bridgman Vertical Pallet Garden reposted with permission.


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  1. Very different use of a pallet! Wouldnt there also be something on the top/bottom to hold the soil in? I might try this!
    • You wouldn't need anything along the top because you can have plants coming out of the top, but for the bottom you use the landscaping paper, doubled up, and stapled along the bottom. You can kind of see how the paper is stapled to the bottom in the last photo.
  2. This is great for me because I don't have a ton of yard space! New to your blog, found you on the blog hop. :) Stop by and follow back when you can! Thanks!
  3. I have seen these- they are so cute! I wish i had a yard to do one in. Perhaps in the future. Thanks for sharing!
  4. This is a great idea - thanks for sharing! I would love to grow herbs this way. Is it easy to water the plants? Does the water distribute well when the pallet is upright or do you have to put it flat again to water?
  5. This looks awesome! I saw a tiered garden with different varieties of lettuce in it at my garden center, it would be so much fun to make my own. I even told them at the garden center how the design is so appealing, I just wanted to rip off leaves of lettuce right there, to eat :) Would probably be good too, for keeping smaller critters out of at least some of the plants.
  6. Terrific idea! So happy to have stumbled across this wonderful blog. : ) Cheers, Karen
  7. Naina John says
    I liked this idea very much. Not having garden now, but would love to do this DIY project if I ever get gardening space .
  8. Barbara Montag says
    Since I've an avid gardener this post is quite interesting to me. I might try this next year. Thanks for the info!
  9. Natasha Black says
    such a great idea i am going to try this!
  10. Sarah McGuire says
    This makes me want a yard! What a cool, thrifty idea!
  11. Looks really nice! Great idea!
  12. Trasina McGahey says
    I LOVE it!!! Love the rustic look! So cute!
  13. OMG, I wish I had thought of this, it looks fantastic. I absolutely have to do it now. :)
  14. I have seen several postings like this and I keep showing Hubby but he is not getting the hint :(
  15. chelesa sims says
    Great project for my yard. Thank you for the project idea and instructions
  16. This is so cool! I've never seen someone make a garden in a pallet. I live in an apt with just a cement patio so I'm going to do this next spring.Thank you so much for the wonderful idea. Have a great day! :)
  17. Awesome Idea!!! Just a Q - can I use this to plant my own herbs? Using the seeds and not a plant that's already planted? Does that make sense? Thanks!
    • Yes, you can plant your own herbs in this. Using seeds might be a little tricky. I'm not sure, I've never tried it. The seeds should grow toward the sun so they should grow outward instead of upward, but, like I said I've never tried anything like this starting from seeds. You could start your seeds indoors and then transplant them once they sprout.
  18. As a low- to no-space gardener, I love the *idea*. But as with so many pallet projects, I'd be REALLY concerned about the chemicals used to treat them; especially if you're growing food in them. Has anyone checked into this aspect?
  19. Very cute. I guess deep growing vegetables wouldn't work like carrots.also I thought when I do this I may paint mine to make it prettier .thanks again wasn't sure how you were keeping dirt in.
  20. Catherine BW says
    I like this very much, great idea for decorating and for re-purposing! I may actually try this!
  21. Terri Moore says
    Thank you for the very easy instructions on how to make one of these. I have a pallet that I have been wanting to make something out of. I love that you can lean this anywhere and have an instant garden.
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