Wooden Palette to Planter!

Recently of late, I have become more frugal, encouraged by both circumstances and choice. I would see all this thrown out wood in the local bins and wonder if I could do something with the discarded wood? Originally I thought I could make a compost bin, a hedgehog home, a wormery and a bug hotel, all good ideas and some we have explored, however, it was Adele who looked at the palette and declared it could be transformed into a planter!

A moment of awesome vision, we used old bed frame wood amongst other pieces to board around the palette so the soil would not fall out and then lined it with camping sheets and weed roll both bought for a pound. Our makeshift planters cost £2 and had we planned things better the soil could have been a lot cheaper, however, we didn’t and our baby lettuce plugs arrived and we needed soil so we raced off to the nearest soil vendor and purchased our soil requirements for under £10. The baby lettuce plants 75 in total also cost £10. For the combined price of £22 we did well, of course, had I planted my own seed, which I will do next year and had planned my time better for getting the soil then that price could so easily drop under the £10 budget mark, which in today’s world I think that’s pretty awesome.

As you can see the lettuce leaves are loving there planter and the new one we are building is going to house a variety of herbs.🌿😀

Homegrown and self-sustainable living, I’m learning, making mistakes and continually being surprised.

Happy growing and building to you all.