“You’ve seen pallet projects before but this one is simple, relatively quick, and results in a planter that you can use to grow strawberries, veggies, screening shrubs, or greenery of your choice. The resulting planter is not only functional but looks great too – no one would ever know that it was a simple pallet in its former life! The project requires one pallet, a few hand tools, and a couple of hours on a sunny afternoon. Once you’ve made one, you’ll be able to knock them out quickly so you could end up with an entire container garden using these upcycled planters.”
I think I’m going to use this on my weed ridden allotment to plant strawberries and maybe some raspberries.s
For the impatient, skip to 3 minutes in for instructions. Only one pointer really and that is to say that I’d personally buy some long screws to screw the legs into place.
Thanks for goes to Tanya over @ http://www.lovelygreens.com
This image shows the different layers that make up a Hugelkultur bed. It also shows how different methods of watering (drip or swale) penetrate the mound. I believe I’m right in saying the concept was put forth by Sepp Holzer from Austria.
I love the look of these and think I’ll have a go at one on the allotment at some point in time. It’ll be interesting to see how well the logs act as a sponge to aid with water retention. I’m also interested to see how the heat produced by the rotting wood and also the added heat captured from the sun due to the angle of the bank would affect plant growth. Be fascinatin to do a side by side with more traditional beds, see what I can do.
Do you really need to use those nasty ‘plastic’ plant labels?
For a change why not make your own from something organic and free this year!
Just made me smile as its so simple so I thought I’d share it here, loved the added touch of the wheels 😛