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sherman99
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

April 19, 2011
2:18 PM

Post #8506911

great link: (i thought)

http://lifeonthebalcony.com/how-to-turn-a-pallet-into-a-garden/

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

April 20, 2011
2:37 AM

Post #8508032

Find a Pallet was the first hurdle for me.
Nice idea. I always wondered if those things had another use.
cathy4
St. Louis County, MO
(Zone 5a)

April 20, 2011
7:09 PM

Post #8509937

There was quite a discussion on that link about using pallets for food plants. My son is trained in sanitation, so I asked him his opinion. Here is his response:

"After seeing many things, and knowing what gets on some pallets, I wouldn't use them for anything...just my opinion."

So I think I'm going to pass on this ideas, unless I can find a new one from a manufacturer, or make my own.

This message was edited Apr 20, 2011 8:11 PM

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

April 21, 2011
1:03 AM

Post #8510376

thanks for the tip
SoFlaCommercial
West Palm Beach, FL
(Zone 10b)

April 22, 2011
3:13 PM

Post #8513773

Well, take three 2 x 4's for the 'spine', then for the pallet part, get boards 3'L x 3"W x 1" thick and nail everything together. I'd use non-treated wood if using for food, though.
cathy4
St. Louis County, MO
(Zone 5a)

April 22, 2011
4:40 PM

Post #8513919

That's what I'm going to do, and measure my area before i make it. I might do 2 thinner ones so they aren't too heavy for me since I'm such a "delicate flower." haha
SoFlaCommercial
West Palm Beach, FL
(Zone 10b)

April 22, 2011
9:23 PM

Post #8514460

excellent! make sure to take photos each step of the way and post them with instructions, eh?

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

April 24, 2011
2:33 AM

Post #8516796

Pallets are heavier than you might think. Made of red oak here.
Frank65
Hallowell, ME

April 24, 2011
5:11 AM

Post #8516908

If you are building your own reinforce the back with at least 3 1x4's either over or under your plastic.
cathy4
St. Louis County, MO
(Zone 5a)

April 26, 2011
8:05 AM

Post #8521420

well, making anything will be put off here. Our area was hit by a tornado on Friday night. Our house has damage but is still standing, thank God, but all my trees are gone. My shady yard is now a full sun yard, lots of digging and giving away my treasured shade plants.
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

April 26, 2011
8:35 AM

Post #8521468

I'm so sorry to hear of it. Glad to know you're fine but so hard to see the destruction throughout much of the tornado areas. A friend told me that one town in Arkansas had the sidewalks ripped up by tornadoes. Scary!
ImaMes
Camdenton, MO
(Zone 6a)

April 26, 2011
4:42 PM

Post #8522472

cathy4 - Wow! I'm glad you are ok and still have a house. It's so sad to have to give away all your treasured plants and redo everything. I hope you can find some new sunny plants that can become treasures. When things settle down for you, I have some that I could send you if you're interested.
cathy4
St. Louis County, MO
(Zone 5a)

April 26, 2011
4:55 PM

Post #8522498

Thank you both, and Ima, that is such a nice offer, hugs long distance to you. I think I will take a summer off to move and save what I can, and give the whole yard some thought. I never liked where the trees in the back yard grew, this is a chance to place them better and use native species.
ImaMes
Camdenton, MO
(Zone 6a)

April 26, 2011
5:10 PM

Post #8522539

cathy - You'll be in my thoughts and prayers. God bless.

Frank65
Hallowell, ME

April 27, 2011
3:53 AM

Post #8523442

Cathy my heart goes out to you and all those who have gone thru that. You are in our prayers! Enjoy you redesigning. You now have a brand new slate.
cathy4
St. Louis County, MO
(Zone 5a)

April 27, 2011
6:44 AM

Post #8523764

Thank you all.
mevnmart
Spiro, OK
(Zone 7a)

January 3, 2012
7:24 AM

Post #8952600

I work at a mall and the guards have told me that the pallets are not "spoken for" - I wouldn't just take them, but I would ask a security guard at the mall if you're looking for pallets. Chances are those pallets weren't used for anything too gnarly - mostly clothes and the like. I'm hesitant about using wood boxes for anything because of the chemicals, but for flowers it might not be a bad idea.

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