I moved from a house with a huge back yard to a place with a pretty nice sized balcony. As much as I love to garden, space was going to be a challenge as well as dealing with potted plants. I needed my herb garden (because, who doesn't NEED fresh herbs?) but I had no desire for little pots to be taking up ground space. Solution...build UP! So here is my lovely vertical garden made from an upcycled wooden pallet, some recycled pots, and metal wire. The entire thing ended up costing me about $30.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
At least 1 wooden pallet
As many pots as you have plants/seeds
Metal wire (i used 100lb wire)
4 wood screws
Outdoor paint in your favorite color
Paint brush or small roller
Step 1: Make It CUTE.
Step 2: Get Some Paint on Your Wood.
Side note: if you are wondering where to get a wooden pallet, your local grocery store will probably be more than willing to GIVE you one. Yes, just GIVE it to you at no cost as long as you throw it in your car yourself. Call around your neighborhood stores, I'm sure you can get one pretty easily.
Step 3: Wire Work
Step 4: Get Hangin'!
Take your pots and decide where you want them placed on the pallet. Those long ends of wire should be long enough to go around the board you want them on, several times. Make sure you twist the ends tightly to secure your pot. Do this until all your small pots are hung. Feel free to place larger plants around them or on the ground if they were too heavy to hang. Now, step back and marvel at your work!