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http://www.seattleseedling.com http://www.facebook.com/seattleseedling Check out this helpful blog post about what to look for when sourcing a pallet. You want to find one that is heat-treated (HT stamp), not MB! http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-determine-if-a-wood-pallet-is-safe-for-use/ In this video, I walk you through the steps for creating a vertical pallet herb garden. Originally, I thought I’d fill it with sedum and succulents because you know how I feel about those. But then, after a bit of research and thought, I decided to go with herbal edibles. Succulents are pretty low maintenance and are beautiful for sure, but they would make this project even more expensive than it already is. Rather than using just plain potting soil, you’d need succulent/cactus potting mix, which adds up, especially with this quantity. And buying all the succulents to fill the space is another investment entirely. Besides that, edibles are really my thing and perennial herbs are also low maintenance and beautiful. And I can eat them too! Bonus! Now since I don’t technically know where this pallet has been or how it has been treated or fumigated, I may not actually eat the herbs I’ve planted in it. But then again, maybe I’ll live on the edge and put a few of those chocolate mint leaves into my next mojito after all. The necessities: 1 clean pallet weed cloth fabric (look for the thick fabric kind rather than the black, stretchy kind) about 2 large bags of potting soil 28 starts (4 inch pots), preferably perennial herbs or ground cover a heavy duty stapler and staples The plants: Creeping Golden Marjoram (Origanum vulgare) Marjoram Miniature (Origanum onites) Marjoram Golden Upright (Origanum majorana) Chocolate Mint Crinkle Leaf Oregano (Origanum onites aureum) Common Oregano (Origanum vulgare) Beach/Sand Strawberry (Fragaria chiloensis) Lipstick Strawberry (Fragaria ‘lipstick’) Related PostsBuilding a Pallet Vertical Garden – Easy […]

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  • Max Dean 1 year ago

    Passionate about teaching,Fun & Funny sense of humor,and easy to follow. Learning will be fa un!. P.s. I didn't even look at who posted this video prior to clicking on it's link. weird.

  • seattleseedling 1 year ago

    Yep, pretty much any small plant will work. I like to use primarily perennials like thyme (French thyme, lemon thyme, etc.) and marjoram. I also like to add some trailing nasturtiums in empty spots during the spring. I have higher growing plants in the top pocket – oregano and calendula. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • seattleseedling 1 year ago

    Absolutely! I've added a helpful blog post about what to look for in the description of this project.

  • SA5710 1 year ago

    FYI: If you do use your pallet to grow edibles make sure it has a HT stamped on the side which means heat treated. If it has a CT it has been chemically treated!!!

  • SA5710 1 year ago

    If you do get a pallet for growing edibles make sure there is a HT which means heat treated and not the one stamped CT which means chemically treated.

  • janet abramson 1 year ago

    Thank you so much. I love this. I will be making one out of the pallet I drug home this week ๐Ÿ™‚ It's going to be so pretty

  • susiemonster55 1 year ago

    It was so hard to find a video demo on how to renew you pallet into a gardening pot. I was originally going to do square gardening with it but seeing this, changed my mind. Quick question though, can I use any kind small plants and edibles? What would be best to use?

  • seattleseedling 1 year ago

    Sorry, Janet! That's just weed cloth (the "fabric" you buy in rolls to put down under garden beds to prevent weeds from growing up through it). ๐Ÿ™‚

  • janet abramson 1 year ago

    I loved your video, you are so creative but I was so frustrated trying to figure out what kind of "fabric" you are using. Is that shade cloth?

  • Kristin Bennett 1 year ago

    This totally makes sense…hubby tried to do it for me and just went across the back and it confused me…I don't want everything to slide down!

  • Cheryl Todd 1 year ago

    This is a great video! Thanks for the help. I've been searching on youtube for 2 days….just to find this! Great Job!

  • Leon Macaw 1 year ago

    The biggest thing I like about your take on this though is the pockets. Reasoning behind that is that when you go to water your plants you can water them via the pocket rather than with Chef Janie's you would have to lay it on the ground in order to get even watering as hers is the one giant pocket and if you tried to water it from the top all the water would never make its way down to the bottom most plants. So kudos to you!

  • seattleseedling 1 year ago

    You can certainly make them with just one sheet of fabric, but it's best to leave it flat for several weeks while the plants establish themselves. I don't have space to leave it lying flat – my chickens would go to town! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • seattleseedling 1 year ago

    You can certainly make them with just one sheet of fabric, but it's best to leave it flat for several weeks while the plants establish themselves. I don't have space to leave it lying flat – my chickens would go to town! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Cindy Freland 1 year ago

    Wow, seems like a lot of work. Why wouldn't you just put one sheet of fabric over the entire back and not do the individual pockets?

  • seattleseedling 1 year ago

    Planting from the back! That is brilliant! Why didn't I think of that! Thanks for the suggestion!!

  • seattleseedling 1 year ago

    Yeah, the only problem is that it is not solid in the back, just pockets, so the dirt would be dumped onto the ground. I don't mind getting my hands in the dirt anyway. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Carlyn3676 1 year ago

    It May have been easier to plant those; If You Turned that pallet around and planted from the back with the plants tilted toward the opening you wanted them to grow towards.
    Maybe you could try it on the next pallet planter.

  • Carlyn3676 1 year ago

    It May have been easier to plant those; If You Turned that pallet around and planted from the back with the plants tilted toward the opening you wanted them to grow towards.

  • TheLittlmystri 1 year ago

    Love the sound of the birds chirping in the background! Makes me miss early mornings out in my garden. I am really looking forward to Spring now. I am going to make one of these this year. Thanks for the great video. :0)