How Does Your Garden Grow? Plus, How to Make a Pallet Garden.

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.

 
The planters that we used in the top left photo were originally from a wine display for Ryo’s work.

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.

  
I hope you enjoy the photo’s of our “garden.”  Let me know if you make a pallet garden and how it turned out!
 

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Comments

  1. says

    What a great idea! We have very little sun in our yard, and this would be a great solution for placing a garden right where I want it!

    • says

      Pallets come in all different sizes. We actually have one that is half the size of the one in the picture…. but never got it planted. lol

      I have another pallet project I hope to work on soon. It will be going in out bedroom! :o)

  2. says

    We thought that our garden would do better this year… as we got some fresh manure but now something has been eating the garden… probably the chippie that I see in my bird feeders.. But we do have flowers on our peppers, tomatoes and cukes.. So maybe we will get something. Your garden looks wonderful.

    • says

      The last several years I have tried planting onions…. and every year something eats them and I end up with none! So frustrating! We keep trying different places in the yard too. Oh well! We use the dirt out of the bunny and chicken kennel. It works great!

      ~Robyn

    • says

      We didn’t plant as many plants in it as the original blogger suggested. We wanted to make sure there was room for everthing to grow! I am really happy with how it turned out!

      I will be doing this again next year!!

    • says

      Thanks! I just have to figure out what to do with all of the herbs. We didn’t realize that the catnip would grow so big. Any ideas of what to do with it? lol I have broken pieces off for the cats and they love the smell and rub all over it. But there has to be something else I can do with it!

      ~Robyn

  3. says

    Hi Robyn!

    What a sweet place you have here! I have enjoyed perusing many of your posts. I did not realize when I linked to the Foodie party from Walking on Sunshine, that it was a blog hop. Cool!

    So nice stopping by to visit with you!
    Kindly, Lorraine

    • says

      Thanks Lorraine! I haven’t been blogging very long. I am still trying to figure it all out! I appreciate you stopping by and leaving a comment!

      I hope you will join us again next Friday!
      ~Robyn

  4. says

    I’m really really really LOVING this !!!!!! This idea “ROCKS”!!!! I even pinned it to Pinterest I LOVE IT so much…I’m your newest follower…
    Thanks so very much for sharing this at the ALL STARS BLOCK PARTY!!!

    Carri
    simplydonewright.blogspot.com

  5. Kelly Leaf says

    Thanks so much for the great PHOTOS (no apostrophe on plurals!) English teacher-new gardener, I’m excited to get started and found a pallet, so on to step two!

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