If you like the idea of a raised bed for gardening, but just don’t have the time, energy, or money to build one, recycling an old pallet into a planter can be a great middle ground.
Supplies: Pallets are often available for free at local businesses. Our Lowe’s told me to load up as many as I wanted. I already had the staple gun and staples. The remaining supplies cost me about $12. A roll of landscaping fabric which will work for many more projects to come was nine dollars and some change, and then I bought some orange spray paint to make it prettier.
Number One: Sand down any super rough edges and paint it to make it pretty! You can skip the paint if you’re not so worried about the appearance of it, but sanding rough edges is needed to prevent splinters. Ouch!
Number Two: Using a staple gun, staple landscaping fabric to the bottom and open sides of the pallet. I forgot the sides at first and had to go back and do them.
Number Three: Fill with soil, compost, and plants! Ours has strawberries, rosemary, cilantro, and peppermint and smells absolutely heavenly in the rain!
Now wasn’t that easy? You have yourself a lovely little planter box, some pretty or tasty, or pretty tasty, plants and you made it all by yourself! Have a wonderful day, my lovlies!