How to Build a Vertical Garden Using Recycled Wooden Pallets

Did you read Eileen’s articles on vertical vegetable gardening and how to grow drought tolerant herbs? Here’s an infographic showing how to build a vertical garden out of a wooden pallet, as she describes in the article on herbs.

But first, the credits. This infographic was:

  • inspired by Fern Richardson (Life on the Balcony) & Stephanie Lawrence (Design*Sponge), and
  • designed by Branded3, with
  • images courtesy of  Design*Sponge.

Source: Bridgman

Do it Yourself Vertical Garden - goes through whole process from supplies needed to putting in the plants, with images of each stage. Text only version is below.

Text only version:

DIY Vertical Garden Wall

1. Get Supplies

You will need…

  • A wooden pallet
  • Sandpaper
  • Staple gun
  • Staples
  • Hammer & nails
  • Landscaping paper
  • Planting soil
  • 1/4 inch thick MDF

2. Prepare the pallet

Sand down any rough patches on the pallet, and corners if they are sharp. If the pallet has no backing, use the MDF board and nail it into place (using approximately 12 nails). This is to prevent the soil spilling out the back of the pallet.

3. Staple paper to the pallet

Double your landscaping paper up & pull your staple gun out of its holster. Staple the fabric along the sides, bottom and back of the pallet.

4. Fill the pallet with soil.

Lay your pallet flat and get ready to get your hands dirty. Fill the pallet with planting soil, ensuring to press down firmly but leave enough room for planting.

5. Start planting.

Begin planting – starting at the bottom of the pallet. As you work your way up, make sure each of the plants are packed in tight before moving to the next layer.

6. Water and leave for 2 weeks.

Once all of the plants are planted, water your garden thoroughly.

Leave the pallet horizontal for two weeks to allow the plants to take root.

7. Stand upright and enjoy!


  5 comments for “How to Build a Vertical Garden Using Recycled Wooden Pallets

  1. May 11, 2017 at 12:18 pm

    En bilfri innerstad skriver jag definitivt under på! Jädrar vad skönt det skulle vara. Vad mycket plats det skulle bli!

  2. April 13, 2018 at 4:55 pm

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  3. April 13, 2018 at 5:13 pm

    I know it is a very expensive process to create this.

  4. April 13, 2018 at 5:21 pm

    Great Post!
    The Artificial grass really seems to be a natural grass.It looks so fresh.It gives a new appearance and attractive view to our home garden.It is absolutely true that artificial grass is pet-friendly.

    Thanks,for sharing the valuable information with us.

  5. April 13, 2018 at 5:28 pm

    Great article. Although some people think article grass is expensive you can save a lot of money by fitting it yourself assuming you are good at DIY and find a tutorial online on how to install artificial grass

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