The other day, I attached an old pallet to my garden boxes to make a nice little garden wall for the area right behind my three veggie boxes. I love the way it looks on both sides, providing extra support on the garden side for tomatillo and tomato plants and shade on the back side which will make a nice little sitting area. It was easy to attach with some screws along the bottom rung of the pallet. Today, I added a vertical herb garden to it. The whole shebang cost under $20 with the free pallet.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 6 hose clamps (3-4″ diameter range; check to make sure they fit around your pots before you buy them)
- 6 4 1/2″ terra cotta pots
- 6 3/4″ screws with flat tops
Attach your hose clamps to your pallet with one screw each, using the little slits on one side of the hose clamp. You can tighten them if necessary, but with the hose clamps and pots I used, there was no tightening necessary. I spaced mine on every other pallet rung because I didn’t want the plants growing into each other. After the hose clamps are screwed into the pallet, you can add the pots and then the herbs. I also added a pretty flower plant for some color. Pick some smell-good herbs like Pennyroyal and mint if you’re planning a sitting area nearby!
You can also use hose clamps to secure mason jars or tin pails or other planter-type objects. You can find them in the plumbing section at your hardware store. Love these little things!