I thought it would be fun to share some photo’s from our little “garden.” I took these photo’s last week and I swear everything has doubled in size since then!! We have lots of tomatoes, zucchinis, and strawberries growing. I can’t wait to eat them! This is also the first year that we have several different herbs growing too. Fresh herbs smell AMAZING!! As I stop and pluck a strawberry, I touch each different herb leaf and take a big whiff. Ahhhhhh. Wonderful!
How Does Your Garden Grow? Plus, How to Make a Pallet Garden.
We went “dumpster diving” and saved them from going to the dump! The two bottom photo’s, on the right hand side, are photo’s of our pallet garden that we tried out this year. So far, it seems to be holding up. I followed the instructions here to make the pallet garden. Below, are my photo’s showing you how I did it.
First, you have to find a pallet. Make sure it is in good shape, no cracks etc.
With the pallet laying flat, start stapling the cloth landscape fabric to it, to cover the back, both sides, and bottom of the pallet. Double the landscape fabric up, this will make it sturdier.
Now’s the fun part! Pour a bunch of dirt on the pallet and start filling in the spaces with it. I started at the bottom and worked my way to the top. Don’t make it too tight, you want room for the flowers/herb plants.
When you get to the top, plant those plants first. This will help hold the other plants and dirt in the pallet. Then work your way down, planting your plants in each row. After I had everything planted, I went back and made sure the dirt was firmly packed and added more where it was needed.
Leave your pallet garden flat for at least 2 weeks, longer if you can handle the wait! This helps everything mold together and not come a part when you stand it up. The planter will be very heavy when it is time to stand it up, so make sure you make it near where you plan to put it. Also, watering can be a little tricky. We put the hose on the top “shelf” and let the water kind of trickle its way down to the bottom. It takes a little bit of time to do it this way, but we have found it works best.
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