DIY Palette Raised Garden

Steps to make a raised garden by using a palette

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How to do a

DIY Palette Raised Garden

 

NOTE*Be sure to see our follow up DIY Posts, coming soon, Theme Garden, Tiered Palette Planters, Chicken wire fence  and Nautical Plant Labels & Decor

*Material Supply List below.

I hope you get a chance to do this type of garden, it’s the easiest type of garden I’ve ever done. The hardest part was digging up the soil by hand. Note to self, rent a tiller.  But hey,  double up on the weed barrier material and mulch, and all should be fine.

Why work harder?  Just let the proper supplies work for you.

Step by Step

Step 1

 

Choose your garden spot that will have sun.  6-8 hours of sun per day. My original garden spot had way too much shade.

Step 2

Choose a Heat Treated Palette

Step 3

Lay your palettes on the ground and measure out where your palettes will fit in your garden.

Step 4

Prepare the ground where your garden is going to be.  It’s best to have no grass and no weeds in this area.

 

Step 5

Lay down the weed barrier material, Dewitt 3-Foot by 100-Foot Non Woven 12-Year Landscape Fabric 12YR3100

Step 6

Dig a little space around the garden enough for your border to fit and place your boarder.  You may need border steaks or just dirt.

Suncast 20′ Professional Landscape Edging Roll – Plastic Lawn Edging Border for Garden, Flower Beds, and Landscape – Conforms to Any Shape – 20′ Coiled Roll – Black

Step 7

Make sure the weed barrier material is tucked under the border so that it is secure.

Step 8

Turn your palettes over and staple the weed barrier material to fit the bottom of the palette(s) along with a couple of extra inches up around the sides from the bottom. Arrow Fastener T50 Heavy Duty Staple Gun

Stapel on the weed barrier material all the way across.

Step 9

Lay Mulch down across the entire garden area. SWANSON BARK & WOOD PRODUCTS 282241 Green Thumb Mulch, 2 cu. ft, Brown

Step 10

Lay the palette(s) on the ground where you want them to be, weed barrier material side down.  Fill the palette(s)  with good soil for a raised garden bed.  Here’s a soil suggestion.

Miracle-Gro Raised Bed Soil, 1.5 cu. ft.

Step 11

While the plants are still in their container, layout the plants where you want them to go.  Step back, and take a look, to help you decide if you like the layout.

Step 12

Dig a hole where you want your plants to go and submerge the plants in dirt inside the palette(s) Make sure to read your plants tags to ensure proper spacing.

Step 13

Label the plants. I chose to DIY my labels to resemble oars and focused this side of my garden to plants for making salsa, so I also made a sailboat to label that this is a “Salsa Garden”.  When my garden is finished I will  have a Nautical theme (Be sure to see our follow up DIY Posts, coming soon, Theme Gardens, Tiered Palette Planters, Chicken wire fence and Nautical Plant Labels & Decor )

Step 14

Water the plants. Here’s a Nozzle s suggestion, with lots of options.

BEST Garden Hose Nozzle (HIGH Pressure Technology) – 8 Way Spray Pattern – Jet, Mist, Shower, Flat, Full, Center, Cone, and Angel Water Sprayer Settings – Rear Trigger Design – Steel Chrome Design

Step 15

And you’re Done unless……

 

OR

you want to ensure the rabbits don’t eat your plants, either Sprinkle Rabbit Scram. (Or See our DIY (coming soon) on how to install a chicken wire fence around your palette raised garden.

YARDGARD chicken wire around your garden)

Happy DIY-ing

 

Materials needed

  1. Palette, heat treated
  2. Weed barrier-

    Dewitt 3-Foot by 100-Foot Non Woven 12-Year Landscape Fabric 12YR3100

  3. Scissors.

    LIVINGO Premium Tailor Scissors Heavy Duty Multi-Purpose Titanium Coating Forged Stainless Steel Sewing Fabric Leather Dressmaking Softgrip Shears Professional Crafting (9.5 INCH)

  4. Staple gun & staples.

    Arrow Fastener T50 Heavy Duty Staple Gun Arrow Fastener 508 Genuine T50 1/2-Inch Staples, 1,250-Pack

  5. Gardening tools.  Here’s a GREAT kit

    49 Pcs Garden Tools Set,

  6. Gardening soil to use for a raised garden, like, Miracle-Gro Raised Bed Soil, 1.5 cu. ft.
  7. SWANSON BARK & WOOD PRODUCTS 282241 Green Thumb Mulch, 2 cu. ft, Brown
  8. Plants. Make sure to consider the amount of sun your garden area will have per day and choose your plants accordingly.
  9. Suncast 20′ Professional Landscape Edging Roll – Plastic Lawn Edging Border for Garden, Flower Beds, and Landscape – Conforms to Any Shape – 20′ Coiled Roll – Black

 

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