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Old 10-30-2012, 09:35 PM   #11
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Cool planter!

Maybe repurpose a pallet on edge, with a wider base, and attach the eaves to it. Careful of windy days, it might blow over.
Good thinking. I will try to remember to stick it near a wall or fence if it's windy. I like the pallet idea. I saw a DIY vertical planter made from a pallet with a double layer of landscaping fabric stapled to the back. You fill it with soil and plant it while it is lying down. Then, when the plants have had a chance to "take", you stand it up.
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Good thinking. I will try to remember to stick it near a wall or fence if it's windy. I like the pallet idea. I saw a DIY vertical planter made from a pallet with a double layer of landscaping fabric stapled to the back. You fill it with soil and plant it while it is lying down. Then, when the plants have had a chance to "take", you stand it up.
I saw that too!
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I saw that too!
Now, I just need to remember the idea in spring and find some pallets.
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Now, I just need to remember the idea in spring and find some pallets.
Hmm. You could do a double sided pallet, start 2 pallets in the same way, then attach them together on a base with wheels. Long bolts.
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Hmm. You could do a double sided pallet, start 2 pallets in the same way, then attach them together on a base with wheels. Long bolts.
That's a cool idea. But, for my tiny yard I think I want single sided, so it can face the sun and if I have to move it, it won't be as heavy.

And stapling is more my speed than the bother of drilling holes for bolts.
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That's a cool idea. But, for my tiny yard I think I want single sided, so it can face the sun and if I have to move it, it won't be as heavy.
Good point. I also thought about the sun getting to both sides with the original planter idea. One sided might be best. You'll really have to brace it up on the back side, or attach it to something so it doesn't fall over....
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Now, I just need to remember the idea in spring and find some pallets.
Do you keep an electronic calendar? I use Outlook, synched with Google Calendar, synched with my Android phone, to remind myself of things like this.

I love this idea - I'm going to print the pic, put it in my Home Improvements folder and put a reminder in Outlook for early spring. Thanks for sharing.
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Do you keep an electronic calendar? I use Outlook, synched with Google Calendar, synched with my Android phone, to remind myself of things like this.

I love this idea - I'm going to print the pic, put it in my Home Improvements folder and put a reminder in Outlook for early spring. Thanks for sharing.

Yes, I use Google Calendar. I will put the URL of this thread in the reminder.
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