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Elevated Planting Boxes from Free Wood Pallets

Stop stooping over to reach your beloved planters and build raised planting boxes using recycled shipping pellets – your back will thank you.

| February/March 2016

  • Elevated Planting Boxes
    Transform wooden flats into platforms for raised, container gardening.
    Photo by Eric Hansen

  • Elevated Planting Boxes

As I grow older, I try to stay fit and prevent injuries by altering how I approach garden chores. One frugal adjustment I’ve discovered is that I can use free wood pallets to elevate my planting boxes. This prevents me from bending over and gives my back a break. I’ve also used the pallets to build a potting bench and a compost bin.

I try to use worn-out items around the house to make additional tweaks. For example, I recently employed a few retired patio chairs to elevate some planters. In addition to the extra height, the chairs are movable, enabling me to place the plants to catch the sun as needed.

Eric Hansen
Carson City, Nevada

Erica R
2/18/2020 9:42:07 PM

Cool story, bro.


Karen Gann
3/13/2019 12:33:25 PM

Apparently someone is sleeping on the job. Agree with Denise, no useful information here!


Denise
3/13/2019 8:21:19 AM

Seriously? This is the "article"? This looks more like a comment. Am I missing something?






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