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How To Make Your Own Vertical Pallet Garden

As long as you’ve got a blank wall or a bare fence that needs beautifying, you can tend edibles, annuals, even perennials with these vertical gardening ideas — all of which inspire high hopes for the season ahead.

Breathe some life into your home with this rustic, compact vertical living wall. Here’s how to make it — no green thumb required. There are numerous ways to turn pallets into planters, but the following approach avoids the need for any sawing or additional wood, which simplifies the process.

Instead, the design relies on landscape fabric (often called weed cloth), which can be purchased by the roll at any garden center. In addition, you will need a measuring tape, scissors, a staple gun, and two large bags of potting soil, plus the plants you wish to use.


The goal is to line the inside of the pallet with the cloth, creating big pockets to hold the soil. All pallets have a piece of wood that runs down the middle, so you will be creating two pockets—one for either side of the wooden spine in the middle. Use the heaviest landscape fabric you can find; otherwise it will be vulnerable to tears and may not last as long.