Using an upcycled wooden pallet to create a garden is the ultimate eco-friendly way to reuse, reuse and recycle.
Retailers use – and discard – millions of wooden pallets every year when moving goods from place to place. Pallets take up a lot of space in landfills. That’s unfortunate because pallet wood is an excellent raw material that you can reuse in countless imaginative ways. Do-it-yourselfers have long enjoyed using pallet wood for innovative creations.
Recycled pallet wood is an excellent material to repurpose into a planter box, vertical planter, raised bed, or even a pallet swing. Not only are pallets a good source of upcycled wood, this material is also inexpensive – often completely free. Browse through the following pallet garden ideas and find out how to start your own stunning pallet garden today.
Recycled pallet wood may contain a chemical treatment, so before using it to grow herbs, make sure it’s the right grade. Manufacturers treat pallet boards to avoid invasive species, either through heat treatment or fumigation. Heat treated pallets bear the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) logo along with an “HT”. Fumigated pallet wood has an “MB” which stands for methyl bromide, the chemical used in fumigation.