Added by on 2013-04-03

[Total: 0   Average: 0/5]You must sign in to vote How to make raised beds out of free wood pallets. IMPORTANT NOTE: If you aren’t using a perforated liner, or something that allows water to drain, you’ll need to, carefully, put holes in your plastic after stapling it to your pallets. Like our 5 on the Farm series? Subscribe to this station!

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  • moonangel67 7 years ago

    I had the same idea and got a? stack of pallets because I live near a steel mill. My husband did not know how he was going to make the raised beds with them so I made him watch the video and he said it was easy. He was going to buy some of those at walmart for 30 a piece and I mean tiny ones. Oh no, momma is cheap and now he said that looks actually fun the way you did it. Thank you for your video. It was a blessing for us. God bless.

  • ljbobb1 7 years ago

    what a great idea. I’ll do a couple for my 82 yr old mother, no bend gardening! And since I think my garden got some “killer compost” I’ll do this for me too. Could you maybe put a bit of chicken? wire around/over to keep out the goats … or a solar electric fence wire? keep up the good work

  • Jeanna Sizemore 7 years ago

    I like this and if you do not have a tiller and we have chickens that way they stay away from your plants as well.Thanks for? the idea and will let you know how things turn out.

  • xDany08x 7 years ago

    do you make holes for Drainage? on the plastic? plis someone help me

  • freddiemercurious 7 years ago

    What a great friggin’ idea!! I like how it’s raised to standing working height, but not filled from the ground. Less soil depth, good working height. Like it!!!?

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  • Joni Hart 7 years ago

    Sounds like your next project should be a pallet fence! : )?

  • lkbolin 7 years ago

    They are still working well. Unfortunately, my goats got most of our produce this year, but the garlic and onions, which they avoid, were amazing. ?

  • TexPR1 7 years ago

    Very smart idea. I too look for scraps I can use in my plans. ? Thanks for the great idea!

  • Catherine Pittman 7 years ago

    Great idea. Definitely going to try this? out hope I can find some free pallets. How is it working for you now??

  • Nexgcs 7 years ago

    Smart folk.?

  • collectorbob810 7 years ago

    if you put the pallet bed on a slant. then you could put in a drain and catch the water and? reuse it. would that work ya think?

  • dax parko 7 years ago

    dont you put holes in the plastic for draining? and msybe use organic lawn weed block fabric…plastic is a bit hazardous yes?

  • IdahoViewing 7 years ago

    My wife almost puked? from the camera work. Good idea though.

  • muddysneakers 7 years ago

    I wish I could get some NICE *free* pallets in my area, but they have become popular with folks and more often than not you have to pay $2-$5 each? for them. Sometimes you can find free pallets, but they’re usually warped and pretty ratty.

  • wizardangel 7 years ago

    Great idea ,,I would use the open under space for my rabbits !! just leave one end as a chicken wire gateway to place water/feed …I like the bunny poo for garden and compost tea and with our high heat? of summer keeping rabbits cool is a big issue,,this concept would solve the heat stroke bunny trouble as they would stay well shaded ..drought has forced me to go container garden and most crops I grow would do well with the pallet style easy water saving/back saving style you show-Thank You

  • marmar3000 7 years ago

    I LOVE THIS,? I love this so much I just typed with out caps on and just helped down the shift key lol

  • oicu2ok1 7 years ago

    Guess a man should poke some holes n the plastic so it could drain and i`m all about that weed barrier … I like this idea , thanks? !

  • gardenjeannie 7 years ago

    I love this but how do you? keep the pallets standing up?

  • escapefromobamastan 7 years ago

    this is a great idea. i’m trying it. it will be eaay on my arthritic? knees. thanks for sharing!

  • EatThePlant 7 years ago

    Very inspiring. ? I actually just started getting into vegetable and fruit gardening late last year and? after doing my research decided to start out with a raised garden bed. It is about 12 ft wide X 5 ft deep X 12 inches high and was a great learning experience. The pests were the hardest and most frustrating part to deal with. Please take a look at it on my Youtube channel and give me some feedback. I love to learn from others. Thanks.

  • imaprouddaddy1 7 years ago

    This is? fantastic. Exactly what I’ve been looking for!!

  • Thanks for the info. I would have done it different but it? seems to work for you folks. I like the idea of CHEAP! Nice job!

  • The85thkid 7 years ago

    Awesome idea. Gave it a go yesterday afternoon. Heres some? pics

  • perky joe 7 years ago

    My wife and I liked the idea so we gave? it a try this year