E is for… Eco

E is for… Eco

I am trying desperately to reduce, reuse and recycle and one of our recycling Eco successes is reusing the pallets that our roof tiles arrived on. I hate throwing anything away, and am a terrible hoarder, but with some great sites like freecycle and ragging all our old textiles through the cubs I do think it is getting easier to be a little more Eco.

eco recycling

So this week I wanted to share with you our pallet recycling, runner bean growing, raised bed. Simply disassemble the pallet and then using the pieces cut to size my other half made this great raised bed. With the addition of a liner, some packaging to add drainage, compost, canes, and plants I am pleased with the patio sized veg garden.

recycle pallet bean planter

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  1. That is brilliant work, well done you! I’m very impressed with how you’ve created something so useful. Our local DIY/hardware store has some pallets which I’m thinking of asking for to make a mud pie kitchen for The Boy,

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    1. Look on Pinterest, they have so many uses, just be careful as some are very rough, you can make everything from sofas and tables to planters and my new favourite is a wall mounted strawberry bed.

  2. Great idea – it’s so nice to make something useful out of items that would otherwise be thrown away.

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