Repurpose Wooden Pallets Into a Potting Bench. How to Turn a Pallet into a Garden. Good news and bad news.
I had planned to film a short video showing you how to make a pallet garden, but the weather didn’t cooperate. I was stapling the landscape fabric onto the pallet when it started drizzling and got really windy. That’s the bad news. But I know I promised a tutorial today, so I took photos and have kept my word to share how to make the pallet garden. I tried to be as detailed as possible. So keep reading my pallet loving friends, instructions on how to make your own pallet garden are just a few lines away… Find a Pallet The first thing you need to do is–obviously–find a pallet. Don’t just take the first pallet you find. Collect Your Supplies For this project, you’ll need the pallet you found, 2 large bags of potting soil, 16 six packs of annual flowers (one six pack per opening on the face of the pallet, and two six packs per opening on the top of the completed pallet garden), a small roll of landscape fabric, a staple gun, staples, and sand paper.
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What You Need Spray bottlesBiodegradable liquid dish soapLemon or orange essential oilCooking oilBaking sodaGarlicChili powderWater Instructions Natural Insecticidal Soap Spray This is by far the spray I reach for most often. 1 1/2 tablespoons of liquid soap1 quart of waterA couple drops of orange or lemon essential oil Use a biodegradable, liquid soap (such as Murphy's oil soap, castile soap or Ivory), to make the mixture. All-Purpose Garlic Chili Spray Allow garlic and chili powder to steep overnight. Baking Soda Spray. Keep Your Garden Pest Free with These Natural Pesticides, Made with Ingredients Already in Your Pantry.
Some things you may have readily available... * Aluminum foil - lay it under your plants to control aphids.
They like to hang out under the leaves, so by causing a reflection of light from below, they get confused and tend to go somewhere else. * Use items directly from the garden. I usually have some very hot peppers growing and almost nothing touches them. Pluck some peppers and mix in a blender or foot processor with water then add a few drops of soap. . * The offending pests - I have heard that if you capture the offending pest and crush them up and add them to your spray that it will deter the same pest. What you probably won't have on hand... * Diatomaceous earth - completely organic and will kill any pest with an exoskeleton... * Lady bugs - natural predators of aphids.