How to create a vertical garden
1. A pallet. Can be sourced from various locations and i got mine from a delivery on a garden project. You will find them in skips locally or you could purchase one. Just check online to find suppliers.
2. Tools - A hammer, a hand saw and a screw gun for fixing the unit to the wall.
3. Paint (suitable for outdoor furniture) and a paint brush
4. Compost or soil and plants.
8 Steps to build the vertical planter
1. Remove some of the timber from both sides of the pallet, probably every second row. This will depend on the pallet as they do vary!
2. Use the excess timber to fix on to the underside between the two sides of the pallet. This will create a closed box which will hold your soil ( see video) if you have trouble fitting the timber then you may have to trim it with a saw. Use the nails from the previously removed timber to secure the base timber.
3. Secure the unit to a wall or fence using brackets or just simply plug the wall and screw through the rear of the pallet.
4. Paint the structure with paint suitable for garden furniture but do not paint the inside of the planting areas as chemicals could penetrate the soil.
5. Line the planting boxes with plastic or a membrane. Ensure there are holes for drainage.
6. Fill the boxes with soil or good quality compost.
7. Plant it up! Use plants that suit the conditions in your garden. For example if it is shaded or full sun. Trailing plants work really well and i have used a wide range of herbs.
8. Keep it watered. As with any potted plant these plants rely on you to keep them alive, don't let them dry out. Best of luck!