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How to Keep Dirt Inside Pallet Planters?

Many readers ask the question: “How do I make a clean pallet planter and how do I keep the dirt in?” Here are tips for keeping dirt inside pallet planters:

  • Weed Block or Weed Barrier. This will allow water to drain out, but keep the dirt intact.
  • You may also want to put a thin layer of mulch to help retain the water, so it doesn’t dry out too fast.
  • If you use a plastic material to line the planter area, you should use food-safe plastic to prevent leaching chemicals out into your foods/herbs. Also, that will not allow any excess water to drain off, so you may want to put a couple of very small holes to allow slow drainage.
  • Whatever materials you use, cut to fit, then staple in place to secure.
How to Keep Dirt Inside Pallet Planters? Pallet Planters & Compost Bins

Here is the result:

How to Keep Dirt Inside Pallet Planters? Pallet Planters & Compost Bins

It’s a simple solution that may not be the only one. If you have another technique, please comment and/or send us pictures, we’ll complete and update the post!

Editor’s Note: Safety first! ALWAYS follow all safety guidelines:

  • When using any power tool – read the manuals & wear appropriate safety gear as recommended by the manufacturer, as well as other safety precautions.
  • If using any paints, solvents, sealants, paints, finishes, etc.
  • Always use protective wear, including eye protection, respiratory protection, hearing protection and gloves at a minimum when dismantling pallets.
  • Please don’t get near those tools while under the influence – we want you all around for a long time!
  • Remember – we are not experts. This information provided is for inspiration and entertainment only.
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