Pinterest....yes, Pinterest. I hate to be all "bandwagon" here but geez, could there ever be a more nifty website?
Anyway, I've seen a few "pallet gardening" ideas on there and since I have a leftover pallet (or three) from having our roof redone, I thought I'd give it a try.
Yea, It's not quite as cutesy as the ones on Pinterest and the few herbs I do have in there are rescue experiments from the TLC rack at work. I'm going to get some more & hopefully after another month of nice weather, they will be big & full.
I'm not sure how much of a tutorial I can give...I had been planning it for a few weeks but really I spent 45 minutes of precious free time on Saturday getting it done because my herbs were going to die if I left them to wither in their pots any longer.
- Dragged it into my yard and used some paver stone I had lying around to raise on end up. (It's on a slight slope)
- Used some more of the paver stones I had laying around to fill the gaps in the sides to help prevent the soil from spilling out
- Mixed a 50 lb. bag of composted cow manure & two 40 lb bags of topsoil (also a hoot to drag across the yard) onto a tarp & then transferred via shovel to the pallet. I think I will add a couple inches of pine bark humus/soil conditioner to the top.
- Planted my sad little plants with love & watered them in.
Tell me, do you have any herbs you suggest for cooking, etc?