I love pallets. Free sturdy wood! In the past, I’ve made a (fairly rough) dining table, coffee table, book display, vertical planter and now…. To add to my pallet constructions and balcony planter box. I got the instructions from YouTube and it was fairly easy to whip up in one afternoon. The hardest part of using pallets is desconstructing them; but once that is done, it’s just a quick cut, hammer and drill away from being whatever you want.
I lined it with plastic and added some rocks along the bottom for clearer drainage. Then I dumped in some organic potting mix and the plants. I’m growing lettuce, kale, parsley, cucumbers, and Lebanese zucchini.
I added a mini greenhouse cover that I constructed, again using a tutorial from YouTube.
Here’s my balcony planter: