Get Your Potted Plants off the Ground!: Up a notch - used plastic pallets

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Get Your Potted Plants off the Ground!

By Gymgirl
June 28, 2016

Build a simple "Planter Pallet" out of free, recycled, or reclaimed materials, to keep tree roots from invading your potted plants. The pallet also helps your containers drain better, because they aren't sitting flush on the surface! These are great for patio containers, and may be cut into various shapes to suit your fancy!

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Name: LariAnn Garner
south Florida, USA
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Jun 29, 2016 4:26 AM CST
Recently I got turned on to used plastic pallets - they are so durable that they can be used as plant bench tops, or you can get a really large pot off the ground. I found a place that was selling a bunch of really heavy duty plastic pallets for $15 each - a steal when new ones run around $70. There was nothing wrong with them except a few scratches and dust. And no worries about rot, termites, etc. - with some of the huge plants I've got, they are a necessity.
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Name: Linda
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Jun 29, 2016 12:04 PM CST
Hey, LariAnn,
Long time no hear from! Glad to see you again! Hurray! Please post a pic of your plastic pallets score!

I started making the pallets out of culled lumber for several reasons. First, I was practicing my basic carpentry skills. Second, necessity. Third, the FREE to real, real, real cheap lumber was right in my garden budget. Finally, I liked the cedar that matched my fence, and all the raised beds I have built out of the same fence pickets!

Hugs! I tip my hat to you.

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