Almost everyone knows where they can get free wood pallets. They are behind just about every store and free for the taking. I think this year I will have my husband bring some home and I will put them to use. I mean come on, look how cool these things look.
This looks pretty easy to make.
This is what I will be putting in my garden this year. I will be adding some chicken wire to help my pea's climb up it.
Yes this will be in my home. Love this!
Oh how cool is this one? I WANT!
A no cost compost pile? When mine falls apart this is what will replace it. Ours came with our home and is on its last leg.
Perfect for anyone with limited space. I am soooo doing this along my bedroom wall out in my garden. So many herbs would fit into this.
So have I inspired you to go out and find wood pallets? Just be sure that the wood is not treated. I would advise getting no treated wood. You never know what kind of chemicals are in the treated ones and you surely dont want to grow any food in them. So play it safe and find plain wood ones.
FREE HAS NEVER LOOKED SO GOOD!
Update: I have been researching toxins in pallets and from what im reading you need to look for pallets that have a HT which means heat treated. Pallets must be heat treated to ship over seas. The heat treating kills any bugs and other stuff that may have taken residence in the wood. MB pallets, Methyl Bromide is a nasty pesticide and fungicide, and is used to treat food grade pallets to try and prevent food born bacteria from spreading .Try to pick a pallet that has been used once and kept dry. Heat treating may not prevent infestation down the road. Also its best to know what the pallet was loaded with. So try to keep this information in mind when looking for a pallet.
I'm a little confused on what to do now. I would love to re-purpose pallets into the garden but do not want any chemicals leaching into my food. So until then I'm postponing my project. Will keep you posted.