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  • 00:00: today we're heading back outside into our garden and we're going to create a really fun project this one is going to be made out of pallets so if you got some pallets laying around and you didn't know what to do with them come on
  • 00:30: I'll show you what to do and you're going to love this project okay the first thing you're going to need is a pallet second thing you're going to need is some landscape fabric now we're just going to use the drill here we're going to pre-drill a hole because these pallets are usually made of oak or ash or some sort of really tough wood and what you want to do is you want to pre-drill a hole we're going to use these nails they're coated so they
  • 01:00: should be all right so the same thing you use on vinyl siding okay and what we're doing here is we're just going to fix the pallet where it split and it's broken like right here you can see where it's split and broken here we're just fixing this and that way it doesn't fall apart on us when we water this and get this way and we're also going to need some staple guns and some quarter inch staples and a pair of scissors now we're just going to take our felt and we're
  • 01:32: going to double it and we're going to take the folded edge here and we're going to line this up almost at the top and then we're going to put a couple of staples in this all the way down all the way across you know we're just going to add staples to this all the way across there we go okay and once you've got this stapled really well we're going to set this back down okay
  • 02:02: and we're just going to staple this down to the other side you can see here my landscape fabric isn't wide enough for the length of our pallet so what we're going to do is we're going to find this last board here here it okay and we're going to line the roll up here so that way it's up against the top section of this alright and we're going to staple this roll down to this now what we're going to do here is we're going to add
  • 02:33: another four or five inches to this and we're going to cover the bottom and that's going to hold our dirt in the bottom now if you like you can put a plank board across the bottom here if you have to but that's not really necessary because doubling this up it'll hold the dirt okay once you get this side stapled and you've got your second piece on we're going to go ahead and flip this up on its top okay now once you've got this flipped on its top we're just going to take the double layer of fabric here and we're just going to fold
  • 03:04: it over the front and we're going to do a nice fold this will hold that dirt in and this will allow water to escape down beneath our deck as well so you ready to do a military bed fold on this John there you got the idea right there okay now we're just folding the end over we've cut the excess off we've given it a tuck and we're going to finish stapling across the top anywhere there's wood clear across here because this is
  • 03:37: going to hold a lot of weight that's why we're doubling the fabric and that's why we're putting in a lot of staples right now we've got this covered leaving the top open for plants and leaving the face open for plants and what we're going to do now is we're going to finish stapling wherever this meets wood on the back side and we're just going to staple where our fabric seams meet on that back piece of wood and then we're going to staple any place elsewhere fabric meats wood while he is
  • 04:08: finished stapling this along all the back boards just make sure the dirt doesn't run down through the back I've got this leftover flop of material here and I'm going to sew these together and this is what I'm going to use to make the reef for my front door and that will be our next video okay we have this all stapled now we just have to flip it over fill it with Topsail okay so here we just have a little bit of potting soil mix we have our compost and we have a little bit of builder sand we've blended
  • 04:40: it all in the wheel barrel together and now we're just going to lay this pallet on its back and we're just going to fill in the slot we're going to pack this not too full because there's a lot of dirt in our plants and we want to fill it in evenly so just put a shovel in each slot and that way we know we got a good even mix in there okay now we've got this all filled up with dirt we've made sure to pack the bottom really well so the dirt
  • 05:10: doesn't collapse into it too much and then we've left the top open a little bit more and when we stand this up to put the plants in it at an angle we'll we'll fill the top in with more dirt here okay we have elyes of all colors we have orange a time we have Greek oregano we have these baskets of all kinds of flowers in here from purple geraniums those unique new geraniums have been
  • 05:40: breeding to the trumpet vines we have and are not in patience about petunias of all different colors we just have a variety of a lot of small flowering small leaf plants okay so let's start with these really pretty purple values got a couple of French times here we have orange time and this is a unique sage it's called golden sage and then here we
  • 06:10: have a curry plant this will give it a nice kind of a soft frosty color to our to our wall garden okay so this will be our herb section and I love I love this time this French time we've got trails okay okay so just going to continue to do this and we're going to fill this in any way you like it okay we've got our blue and white labelled es we've got all
  • 06:42: kinds of Reagan oohs and rosemary's and we even have curry we have pineapple time we have all kinds of things buried in this next row and we have plenty of things left so we're going to get started with the next row which is going to be a purple lobelia okay we just planted this deep purple bell yet we have a row of all of our herbs and then we have the white and light blue labelled yet now we're going to do another layer of herbs you know we're
  • 07:13: just in another row of herbs and we have two more rows left the plant and then we're going to be sitting this upright and planning like a planter box inside the top we've done another row of baby blue rebellious and now we just have to finish this last row okay now that we have this bottom section of our pallet planted what we're going to do now is we filled in a little bit more dirt up here at the top and we've made of small
  • 07:43: planter up here and we're going to go ahead and add the rest of our flowers now what we've done is we've taken our hanging basket plant that we got for free but they gave us at the greenhouse and we've split this up into several sections and we're just going to plant this hanging basket flower like so okay and you can do what you want at the top you can even put some vining plants
  • 08:13: and let this vine on up the lattice if you like but now this thing is really heavy and the best thing to do is to water this and let this grow for about three weeks to four weeks laying on its back now we're not going to do that because the type of flowers we have in the top but you really should and you can let this John grow on the on the ground is flat if you have a betting place for it as well so but we're going to go ahead and if you want to you can even line this with some landscape fabric on the inside and just cut your
  • 08:44: cross holes but I just packed it tighter and you can see it's holding the dirt so what we're going to do now is we're just going to finish planting the planter we thought about putting a tomato plant in there what do you think no we're okay no okay okay we're going to put flowers in there then okay so we're going to go ahead and fish bring our flowers in are you ready Wow it's very heavy isn't it okay now we have this planted on the top section of the planter and what we're going to do is we're going to give this a very thorough
  • 09:16: watering now you can run some sort of an irrigation system some drips hoses down through here if you like you can do this at any point in time just drill some holes on the side and run your your drip irrigation in it's probably what we'll have to do because there's no way you're going to be able to water these top ones and have it soak all the way through it's not possible I mean it just doesn't work that way so the best thing to do is to lay this like I said flood on the ground or at an angle and water it really we had wavy two plants in this
  • 09:46: bottom section and then we have three plants at the top so and this is not only beautiful but it's also edible so this is chef Janie Pendleton out in the garden give this a go a pallet planter enjoy you you