How to Build a Vertical Garden

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Vertical Garden

The design of vertical gardening systems are limited only by your imagination, available space and your desired building materials. You can create your own design quite easily. I’ll share some ideas and a few easy projects to show the ease and versatility of doing it yourself.  Sourcing It’s possible to source out supplies to build your vertical garden right in your own neighborhood. Many nurseries have a free “pot” exchange. This is where people can drop off unwanted plant containers and then others can come and pick up desired plant containers for their own projects. This is a win-win situation. Call …


How to Build a Raised Bed on a Pallet

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Almost any pallet can be modified to create a raised bed on a pallet. This is a pretty quick way to build a raised bed on a pallet. If you keep your eyes peeled when driving around the neighbourhood you will sometimes see unique pallets that have been specifically created for uncommon jobs and transportation of odd shaped objects. These are usually not reusable for further shipping and quite often considered garbage by the receiving business. These types of pallets are easier to get your hands on because of this. Try to locate a smaller size pallet that has sides …


Start with a Few Good Tools

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Fiskars Power Gear Shears

Gardening is a whole lot easier when you start out with a few high quality tools that are made tough for the job.   They’ll make your life so much easier and things will get done more easily and with less effort than if you choose inferior tools.  The tools featured here are some of the ones that I personally use just about everyday and know to be perfect for this type of gardening. They are Loppers, Shears and Pruners. Don’t Buy Cheap Tools You get what you pay for is true of so many products and is definitely true of garden tools. …


How to Build a Raised Garden Bed

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Raised Bed Corners

This project can be as simple as buying a few pieces of lumber and some hardware to secure the corners.  Start by deciding how big you’d like to build the bed. If you’re working with a limited area then 4′ x 4′ is good, or 2′ x 4′, even 2′ x 2′ is a usable size. Go to the lumber store and choose 2 – 2″ x 10″ x 8′ or something like that and ask the staff to cut it down to 4 pieces of 4′ planks. This will give you a nice 4′ square raised bed planter. I recommend a board that …


How to Build a Pallet Garden

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Pallet Garden April 2013

One simple way to create a garden is to plant in containers and then set them on a row of pallets. Building a pallet garden on the surface of the ground creates a portable alternative to in-ground gardening. It’s also much easier than trying to dig up, loosen and repair the soil that’s there, especially if it’s old and hard packed. If you rent your home, it’s a good idea to check with your landlord before starting a gardening project to avoid potential problems. Supplies Needed a pair of scissors or an X-acto knife a roll of landscape fabric some similar …