Monday, May 20, 2013

Loving My Pallet Garden



I am so excited about our Pallet Garden!  I think we may make a second one.  I did place some herbs too close together in this one but don't tell hubby because he told me I had them too close and I told him he was being silly - oops!  I almost did this last year and the year before and now that we have put together this pallet garden I don't know what took us so long - this was actually so easy.   Aside from this fun garden we also have a big kale plant and some tomatoes.  I love growing my own veges and herbs.  There is nothing like creating a meal with something you pulled from your very own garden.  The row that appears to be empty in this pallet,  is full of mixed greens and boy are they coming in fast - soon I will have enough to start making some delicious salads. 

I decided to make this after watching an episode of The Chew, Michael Symon made a pallet garden on an episode and he made it look doable.  and I did it!  Here's how.

Gather some supplies:
a Pallet
Landscape Fabric
Pebbles
Soil
Plants
Staple Gun






First you want to cover the back with the fabric and staple it in place.








Now go ahead and fill the pallet with pebbles you want a nice thick layer.



Add the soil



And now the fun part - add those plants.  Dig a hole in the soil and add a bit of water.  Loosen the roots of the plant and place it in the hole and then pack it in. 

See I told you that was easy!!





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7 comments:

  1. What a neat idea! I'll have to keep this in mind for next time. We just planted our garden recently. Thanks for sharing the steps on how to create one.

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  2. Cool idea. I've never heard of this method before. Is there enough dirt for the plants to root?

    Lori @ A Bright and Beautiful Life
    www.abrightandbeautifullife.com

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  3. Looks great! I'd love if you'd like up to The DIY'ers: http://homecomingmn.blogspot.com/2013/05/the-diyers-and-some-favorites.html

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  4. Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday over at Sugar Bee Crafts - you were featured today!
    --Mandy, www.SugarBeeCrafts.com

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  5. Hi - I know this is an OLD post and you saw this on the View, but I sure hope that you read my comment before next gardening season. I don't know about pallets, but MOST wood these days are chemically treated and mostly with ARSENIC. So you definitely want to be careful with any wood that you use in your garden as the chemicals will leech into the soils. This is why I will only do container gardening or raised bed gardening. You never know what is in your soil, even just from your neighbors fence!

    Containers and raised beds removed these risks but again, watch the wood you use. I do not know what pallets are made of. Just a warning.

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