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Recycled pallet vertical garden

Recycled pallet vertical garden
Summer is waning, and since I am a diehard autumnal girl, I’d usually be very excited by now. But I have to be honest — this lush and vibrant pallet vertical garden is making me want to stay in summer for another month or two. There have been many pallet projects and many vertical garden projects, but none combine the two elements as well as this tutorial developed by Fern Richardson of Life on the Balcony and recreated by Steph of the local spoon. I like this so much, I might have to squeeze it in before I focus entirely on fall projects. — Kate Have a DIY project you’d like to share? Shoot me an email with your images right here! There is nothing more adorable than little baby succulents. Materials Instructions 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Note: Remember when you water to start at the top and water each subsequent section a little less, as your water will naturally seep through to the bottom-most plants. Enjoy!

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How to Make a Pallet Garden With spring amongst us, I, like most of you, am excited to tackle a few new gardening projects. After searching the web for innovative ideas, I came across a nifty one that makes use of a simple pallet. My husband and his family operate bulk oil and gas companies in our local and have an abundance of these useful objects. This has no doubt onset my slight obsession with pallet recycling. If you need help sourcing a pallet, check out a similar establishment in your area or a grocery/gardening store.

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. Vertical Pallet Garden Plan - Gardening Use these step-by-step instructions and build your own vertical pallet garden, perfect for growing your own food in small spaces. By Niki Jabbour Groundbreaking Food Gardens (Storey Publishing, 2014) by Niki Jabbour is a stellar collection of unique food garden plans from some of the best gardeners and designers in North America. Choose from 73 plans, each with its own theme and detailed illustration. In this excerpt, learn how to construct a kitchen garden from used pallets that won’t take up much space. You can purchase this book from the Mother Earth Living store: Groundbreaking Food Gardens.

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19 Creative Ways to Plant a Vertical Garden - How To Make a Vertical Garden Composed of a breathable, recycled material akin to felt, these pouches — sold individually and in rows of three or five — can last 20 years. Metal grommets make them easy to attach to a wall with screws. (From $40; Plant Them With: The standard 15" x 24" pockets, which hold up to 20 pounds of soil apiece, accommodate most annuals, plus small edibles and perennials. In this photo, carex grasses, colorful coleus, trailing petunias, and more flourish along the side of a barn. So how do you water these things, anyway?

UF News: Oh, So That’s Why We’re Doing This! By Rachael Brugger Thursday, May 7, 2015 For all those people who told you urban farming isn’t "real” farming or said your operation was too small to make a difference or earn an income, you now have something to fight back with. Nearly a fifth of the world’s food come from city farms, and more than 800 million people are growing it, Elizabeth Royte writes in article recently run on Ensia. Take that, Mr. Neighbor who mows over your front-yard bed of lettuce and files noise complaints about your backyard flock! 4 Tips to Farm In the City When Land’s Too Pricey So you can’t afford your farm dream quite yet. Don’t despair—there’s a lot of growing to do right where you are. By Nick Strauss Do you sit at your office cubicle and dream of driving a tractor across acres of your own farmland? Even just a small tractor and an acre or two—enough to live self-sufficiently or work the farmers market scene? Do you then return home to an urban lot, squashed in between other urban lots, and despair that you’ll never escape, never save enough, never find the right plot of land?

Infographic: Mulch for Your Vegetable Garden Mulch. While it might seem like a garden afterthought, eliciting images of fresh woodchips applied to blossoming flower beds, it plays a critical role in edible gardens and farm plots. Mulching is done in fruit and vegetable production for a number of reasons. You can use it to stamp out unwanted weeds and promote healthy crop growth.

Strategies For Lettuce Success 2. Sow lettuce seeds ¼-inch deep in rows spaced 12 to 18 inches apart. Thick seeding (about a tablespoon of seeds per 10-foot row) results in plenty of thinnings to eat as the lettuces grow. Keep the soil moist until the seeds germinate. 3.