If you’re thinking of growing strawberries, then making this easy and expensive planter is the perfect way to start.
The owner always wanted to try recycling pallets and turning them into a planter for growing garden produce. However she found that most examples are poorly executed, and are not aesthetically pleasing.
Although not totally convinced with the idea, she tried it out . The result is this clever strawberry planter made from reclaimed pallets. It’s very easy to build. Anyone who’s comfortable of using a hammer and a handsaw can build one. It’s a great looking planter that won’t cost you a fortune.
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You’ll need these materials:
- 1 Pallet – good condition
- 1-1/2″ and 3” Screws and Nails
- Non-toxic Paint
- Straw – to serve as an organic erosion barrier
- Wire Mesh/Hardware Cloth
And these tools:
- Tape Measure
- Paint Brush
First of all, choosing pallets for DIY projects involves a bit of know-how. You need pallets that are in good condition, without rot, and which have not been treated with chemical insecticides. Most people are probably not aware of this but pallets that cross international borders must be either heat treated or sprayed to stop the spread of foreign pests. Whether you think this is a good idea or not, you certainly do not want pesticide-soaked furniture or objects in your garden let alone your home. Not only can it kill off insects that eat your crops but it can indiscriminately kill all the beneficial insects too. There’s also the possibility of your plants absorbing these chemicals into their tissues and into your tasty strawberries!
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