i’ve always always always wanted to try my hand at a pallet garden and honestly never had the time to just sit and do it. i actually had a saturday not too long ago when joe was out of town and i had the house and tools to myself.
i went the warehouse friday after work and had one of the nice gentleman get an old pallet for me.
i went to the depot and picked up some supplies.
here is what you need
a pallet (duh)
landscaping liner (the stuff that is supposed to keep weeds out)
i bought some chicken fence wire for extra durability
a heavy duty staple gun
lots and lots of dirt. go with a good one like miracle grow. these gardens tend to dry out a ton and need something that holds moisture.
plants – i am making a michigan perennial herb garden* so if all goes according to plan… i don’t have to replant next year.
sharpie (if labeling)
* a note on perennial herbs in michigan, the only herb i have had come back year after year is tarragon. I leave them all in pots over the winter. i think in the ground they would have more of a chance. i’m hoping if i store this in my garage over the winter they will survive. to read more about perennial michigan herbs click here.