Vertical Herb Garden: Love this idea!

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Vertical Herb Garden

By beckygardener
July 16, 2014

Wooden pallets can be repurposed to make a functional and attractive vertical herb garden!

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Name: Linda
Carmel, IN (Zone 5a)
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mom2goldens
Jul 15, 2014 7:42 PM CST
I am so impressed with how you repurposed what would have been "throw away" items. Not only is it functional, but you made it look just amazing! Thanks for sharing your idea.
Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
Jul 15, 2014 7:57 PM CST
Linda - Thank you for your compliment on my pallet project!

I am a gardener on a tight budget, so many things I see that might be tossed, could be and often are re-purposed in my garden. The mailbox had been hit by a construction truck (which bent it up). We replaced the mailbox right away and then later I was getting ready to throw the damaged one in the trash and I decided I would first try banging the dents out with a hammer so it would close. Much to my surprise ... it worked! So there was NO WAY I was going to throw away a perfectly good mailbox! LOL! And it just happened to be a large mailbox, so works great for hand tool storage. Now I don't have to walk all the way back to my screen porch, the garage, or my kitchen to get the tools I need at any given time, which saves me time! I find that I look at objects differently now that I spend so much time gardening! The question always is, "Can I re-purpose it and use it in my garden?" rather than send it to the landfill. Big Grin
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Name: Linda
Carmel, IN (Zone 5a)
Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member Region: Indiana Dog Lover Container Gardener
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mom2goldens
Jul 15, 2014 9:00 PM CST
I use a mailbox in my garden as well to hold my tools and supplies! It keeps me from walking all the way forward to the garage to get some thing when I see a weed or something that needs to be deadheaded.

I think as gardeners we are naturally inclined to try to "think green" and repurpose whatever we can. Your project was one of the best examples of this that I've seen!
Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Hummingbirder Butterflies Seed Starter Container Gardener
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Birds Ponds
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beckygardener
Jul 15, 2014 9:03 PM CST
Linda - What a great compliment from you about "thinking green"! Absolutely!!!! Thank You!
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Name: Linda
Carmel, IN (Zone 5a)
Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member Region: Indiana Dog Lover Container Gardener
Seed Starter Herbs Vegetable Grower Cut Flowers Butterflies Birds
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mom2goldens
Jul 16, 2014 7:26 PM CST
I am a lover of herbs (my Master Gardeners group affectionately (I hope!) always refers to me as the "herb lady"). I grow all of my herbs in containers and am always looking for better solutions. I think your pallet containers fit that bill perfectly, and have the added benefit of repurposing materials. I think I now need to be on the lookout for some pallets in our area Thumbs up

Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Hummingbirder Butterflies Seed Starter Container Gardener
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Birds Ponds
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beckygardener
Jul 16, 2014 8:03 PM CST
Linda - Wishing you much success finding the right pallets and creating a vertical herb garden! Please post a photo once it is completed. I love it when someone likes my garden ideas so much that they use my idea in their own garden! That is the greatest compliment of all! I tip my hat to you. Thumbs up Thumbs up Thumbs up
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