Planting container gardens

May 1, 2012 10:23:28 AM PDT
If you have limited yard space, a great way to grow fresh herbs and vegetables is by planting a container garden.

Not only are they great for growing fresh food, but they can add to your decor and provide a spot of color on your balcony, rooftop or patio. Denice Shuty of Lawncare Plus Design shows how to turn an old palette into functional container garden. It takes up less than 2 square feet of space or no space at all if you hang it.

    Denice's Tips:
  • Variations in the construction or condition of the shipping palette itself may require particular adaptations or repairs to make it a suitable "living wall".
  • Watch for sharp edges and splinters.
  • Fumigated vs. heat treated palettes: use heat treated palettes for edible gardens
  • Nails and/or staples may leave rust stains on patio/balcony. Remove all nails.
  • Newly planted palettes have to remain horizontal for 1-2 weeks before standing up or plants and soil can settle badly or fall out completely.