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Re: Wood Pallets

Post  Furbalsmom on 4/9/2011, 9:14 pm

Now don't go run and hide.

We want your questions and we want you to be successful. I know the book will answer a lot of your questions, but it's still ok to ask them now.

Building and planting without the book may not be the best idea, but there is no reason you can't dream and plan while you are waiting. You have some great ideas going with the boxes on pallets!

By the way, yes, some people have grown corn in containers.
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Post  buttaflie143 on 4/9/2011, 9:46 pm

@buttaflie143 wrote:Has anyone placed their boxes on top of wood pallets for additional height? If so, did you use a weed cloth, newspaper, cardboard box etc. as the base? Any pics?
Here is some pics of my idea? Please share your thoughts....







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Post  myhouseofBOYS on 4/9/2011, 9:53 pm

I notice a few things, you have a gap on the bottom in the last picture and I also see you have kids. Yes I know the boxes will be heavy when full but I envision my kids trying to pick up the side of the box because of that lip and if you don't have something secured to the bottom a big mess should they raise in even a fraction of an inch...

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Post  Furbalsmom on 4/9/2011, 10:13 pm

That looks good.

myhouseofBOYS has a valid concern, keep that in mind when you make your final decisions.

I do think with the boards spaced as they are, you will need at least weedcloth, and maybe even hardware cloth under the weedcloth. I think newspaper or cardboard may deteriorate too much to maintain your MM.
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Post  Moonbeam on 4/10/2011, 12:26 am

Buttaflie, You are right there where I am, except mine will be on the cinder blocks to get them up so I won't have to bend over so much. Actually, I am excited about being able to get face to face with my plants. I am planning to put the landscaping fabric over the bottom of mine, probably attached with staples to support the MM. Your pallets are very similar to mine, as in irregular size, but yours are in a bit better shape. As I have a free supply of pallets, I may go back while awaiting my book and look for better quality. Also, we are practically neighbors! How cool is that?

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Post  buttaflie143 on 4/10/2011, 12:33 am

Indeed we are. How fantastic is that!!!! You will have to post pics as soon as you are able. I am still up in the air about my pallets. A part of me want to use them to gain height and the other part of me wants to a composter. Take a look: http://youtu.be/UmacDrosrcg.
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