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Slot Together Pyramid Garden Planter
instructables.com ^ | 4/12/13 | Gareth0123

Posted on 04/12/2013 3:21:07 PM PDT by Kartographer

I have been busy with my Pallet Dismantling bar again, and this time I have made slot together pyramid garden planter from the reclaimed Pallet timbers. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipQLy-0Pfag

This planter took me approximately 90 minutes to make: The design is simple, and so is the required level of woodworking skill, the only tools required are a square, pencil, electric/cordless drill and suitable spade end drill bit, and a tenon saw; although a chisel and some sand paper would be useful for tidying up the slip joints.

I cut down some 2.4 metre long pallet deck planks that were 9 cm wide and 1.9 cm thick to 1.9 mtrs long for the base tier so that the tier inside the slip joints is a 1.8 mtr X 1.8 mtr square

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For those of you with poor soil like I have or not a lot of room you be surprise how much you can grow in one of these.

1 posted on 04/12/2013 3:21:07 PM PDT by Kartographer
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To: appalachian_dweller; OldPossum; DuncanWaring; VirginiaMom; CodeToad; goosie; kalee; ...

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2 posted on 04/12/2013 3:23:18 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

That would make for a nice cactus farm...


3 posted on 04/12/2013 3:36:46 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: Kartographer

What is the size of the lumber used?


4 posted on 04/12/2013 3:37:24 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Kartographer

That’s an awesome planter for sure. Hubby just finished building a round pyramid planter for our second strawberry bed. It only cost about 20 bucks.

He used econo plastic edging from Walmart, and made a 6 foot diameter bed. Filled it with top soil and compost. Then repeated twice more for 3 layers. It should handle about 50 strawberry plants.

He even figured out how to install a sprinkler system/hose gizmo in the center, in case we need to water them during the dry spell in the summer.

I would not have the patience and skills to build what you have, but even I Klutz that I am could maybe build the round one.


5 posted on 04/12/2013 3:39:41 PM PDT by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: Kartographer

Nice! Great job.


6 posted on 04/12/2013 3:40:47 PM PDT by MomwithHope (Buy and read Ameritopia by Mark Levin!)
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To: Red_Devil 232

From here it looks like 1” x 4” and lengths of 4’,3’,2’,1’ all with a 3/4 x 1” dado (u shape cutout) about 2” from each end


7 posted on 04/12/2013 3:40:55 PM PDT by tomkat (-liberty or death-)
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To: Kartographer

centimeters meters

Just look at the picture and you’ve got it.


8 posted on 04/12/2013 3:44:43 PM PDT by Ray76 (Do you reject Obama? And all his works? And all his empty promises?)
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To: Kartographer

Did you treat the wood with anything?


9 posted on 04/12/2013 3:47:38 PM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: Red_Devil 232

I believe they used 2” X 8” I am going to Home Depot tomorrow to look into possible using that new plastic decking to build mine out of.


10 posted on 04/12/2013 3:48:40 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: 1_Rain_Drop

They used a couple of coats of wood preservatives, but if I use wood I am thinking of using linseed oil, something natural.


11 posted on 04/12/2013 3:50:40 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

Or a good quality tung oil.


12 posted on 04/12/2013 4:06:01 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Kartographer

My prep plans this week included ordering some grains I had not previously grown:

Amaranth-leaves are edible and grain can be threshed by hand.

Also some Kamut - An ancient variety that is more nutritious than modern wheat.

And Triticale - A type that will grow in moderate shade.

Bought a couple of booklets. One tells how to grow complete nutritious diet in the smallest possible area.

The other is growing medicinal herbs and recipes for using them.


13 posted on 04/12/2013 4:36:45 PM PDT by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: Kartographer

14 posted on 04/12/2013 4:41:26 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Kartographer

No looks more like 1” x 4” decking planks to me.


15 posted on 04/12/2013 4:56:05 PM PDT by Robert DeLong (u)
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To: greeneyes
"Amaranth-leaves are edible and grain can be threshed by hand."

Good to know the leaves are edible. Not knowing what the plant looks like, I grew Russian Amarynth last year in a large pot. WOW! it was beautiful! Everyone who walked by it thought it was a fake dyed plant. It was so red.

For Halloween, I placed pumpkins around the pot. Looked great!

I saved the seeds for resowing this year.

I also tried growing rice in a pot. Harvested a cup of rice :-) That was fun.

16 posted on 04/12/2013 4:57:23 PM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: Kartographer
Saw a vertical pallet garden today at the greenhouse.

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17 posted on 04/12/2013 4:58:53 PM PDT by randita
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To: JoeProBono

Put that on wheels and one could move it around the garden to catch the best sunlight.


18 posted on 04/12/2013 5:02:28 PM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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19 posted on 04/12/2013 5:09:36 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: 1_Rain_Drop

I don’t make the blanket statement that all Amaranth leaves are edible. In fact I am sure that some are more suitable than others. So to be on the safe side maybe just check out the particular type of seeds you have.

That’s so interesting that you were able to grow rice in a pot. That’s one I haven’t tried yet. In fact I put rice on my list to stockpile, because I knew that our weather was not suitable for rice production.


20 posted on 04/12/2013 5:17:26 PM PDT by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: greeneyes

You can grow rice in any 10” high container that holds water. 6” of dirt covered with 2” of water for 100 days depending of rice type. I grew the Japanese sticky rice.

My growing season is very short. The rice finished growing indoors. When I brought it indoors in October, it still looked like blades of grass. By December I had a cup of rice. I started a new batch indoors two weeks ago. They have already germinated.


21 posted on 04/12/2013 5:53:33 PM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: JoeProBono

uhm...ok... those are wimpy wheels!


22 posted on 04/12/2013 5:57:12 PM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: 1_Rain_Drop

How neat that is. How big was your container?


23 posted on 04/12/2013 6:03:08 PM PDT by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: Kartographer
The link you posted http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipQLy-0Pfag

...goes to a video called "Pallet Dismantling/Stripping Bar® by Cargo Cycles". Nothing about the article you linked to.

24 posted on 04/12/2013 6:07:02 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (For me, I plan to die standing as a free man rather than spend one second on my knees as a slave.)
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To: greeneyes

Any old stockpot would do. My pot is 10” high and 11” wide. I made a mark at 8” high inside so when water evaporated I’d know to what level it should be added. I think I sowed about 100 seeds. The seeds have to have their covering (I forget what it’s called)in order to sprout. The grocery store rice won’t grow.


25 posted on 04/12/2013 6:32:27 PM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: Kartographer

Eeexcellent idea!


26 posted on 04/12/2013 6:49:39 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: Kartographer

Nice! My local customers are totally into the Square Foot Gardening system this season. This is an off-shoot, but very do-able. :)


27 posted on 04/12/2013 7:20:12 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Kartographer

my weekly prep was ordering potassium iodide tea tree oil n heirloom seeds. last week i learned to make tortilla. this weekend i plant seeds in garde. next big project is solar. this subject is sooo confusing to me. volts x amps = watts. inverters controllers panels batteries sheesh


28 posted on 04/12/2013 8:23:18 PM PDT by Donnafrflorida (Thru HIM all things are possible.)
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To: 1_Rain_Drop

So it would take up quite a bit of space to grow your own and have enough to last to the next season, and quite a bit of seed too.


29 posted on 04/12/2013 10:29:46 PM PDT by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: greeneyes
That was my first time growing rice so I was stingy with the seeds in case of a major goof up on my part. Reading the instructions now, I see I should have stopped adding water much sooner than I did. Instructions say that rice can be grown in bottom half of a plastic milk jug. How cool is that?!

100 seeds is about a teaspoon of rice. I could have fit over 500 seeds easily in that 10" pot. A blade of rice grass produced approx 15 seeds.

"Next season" doesn't apply here. If a new pot is started every few weeks indoors then one would always have a constant fresh supply of rice after 100 days or less! Consider it as an exotic house plant which needs no weeding or pruning.

Links to How to plant rice seed

30 posted on 04/13/2013 5:04:08 AM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: Kartographer

For container growing, I really like my Earthboxes (http://www.earthbox.com). They are based on a soil-less system where you add fertilizer and minerals to a peat based mix. It has to be bottom watered so the container is covered to prevent top watering. Sounds weird, but these things produce so much more than in-ground planting. They have a section on their website explaining the science behind it.

One Grape tomato plant produced almost a cup a day for months last year.


31 posted on 04/13/2013 6:10:31 AM PDT by 5thGenTexan
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To: 1_Rain_Drop

In west Michigan here. Started my romaine lettuce just after Easter as usual in my very large pot with a plexiglass sheet over it. I have the best results with romaine lettuce, also called “paris cos” on the packet. It LOVES being transplanted, so when it is nice and thick and about 4” tall I pull it out in chunks, spread it out in a line and plant in rows in the garden. I don’t even try and separate the plants. I have a great yield and start up a new batch of seedlings when the first come out of the pot so I have 3 crops at least each year. Other leaf lettuces just seem to lay flat even though I have great well tested soil. The romaine has a crunchy spine and it always stand up nice and straight.


32 posted on 04/13/2013 6:50:06 AM PDT by MomwithHope (Buy and read Ameritopia by Mark Levin!)
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To: 1_Rain_Drop

Thanks for the link, I’ll check it out. So how many milk jugs do you figure it would take to grow a lb. of rice?


33 posted on 04/13/2013 1:40:04 PM PDT by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: Kartographer

I wish I had spare pallets. I need them to stack firewood.


34 posted on 04/14/2013 7:59:01 AM PDT by dervish (either the vote was corrupt or the electorate is)
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