If you’re living that apartment life or are just a bit short on outdoor space, we’ve got the best news: you don’t need a big plot of land to grow your own vegetables. Instead, make your garden thrive vertically!
Though you can’t grow every type of veggie on this wall (TBH, tomatoes might be a bit too heavy for this design), this clever setup makes a perfect home for lettuce, kale, cabbage and herbs. It’s perfect for your balcony garden!
Vertical Veggie Garden
What You Need
1. Staple the Landscape Fabric
Flip your wooden pallet over so the back is facing up. Place the landscape fabric into the pallet and staple it against the inside of the front panels. Staple along the sides as well to secure it.
2. Build the Box
Screw a piece of plywood to the back of the pallet. Then screw a 1×4 cut of wood to the bottom, as shown in the video.
3. Make It Pretty
Cover the wood with exterior paint. Let it dry completely.
4. Fill It With Soil
Turn the pallet so it’s vertical and the open end is facing up. Fill the open space behind the landscape fabric with soil. Pack it tightly and then screw another 1×4 cut of wood to the top.
5. Prep for the Veggies
Using a box cutter, cut a small X in the landscape fabric where you want to plant a vegetable. Repeat this for each plant. Be sure to leave plenty of room between Xs for the greens to grow!
6. Plant Your Garden
Plant your desired veggies and prop your pallet against a sunny wall!