My Pallet Garden

I’ve been obsessed with the idea of using pallets as raised beds since I first saw this little beauty on Pinterest:


And now I have my own!  Three of them, as a matter of fact.  Since I can’t do any lifting this required me annoying the hell out of my husband until he found me a source of pallets, loaded up my car with them, and placed them exactly where I wanted them.  I decided on against the lattice wall of the garage (why our garage has a lattice wall is another story entirely, one of those seemed-like-a-good-idea-at-the-time things).  Then I convinced John to help me put landscape fabric under all the pallets and staple it in place.  This really didn’t take much convincing once I told him he had complete control of the staple gun.  Once Michael and John filled these up with topsoil (about fourteen cubic feet if you’re really interested) John and I started planting.

tomatoes, rosemary, basil, mint, and chives
green onions, lettuces, spinach, corn, and beans
cucumbers, carrots, radishes, and green onions

Now if I can just keep the mutant ninja squirrels and the rabbits away from these I may just have a chance at some home-grown veggies of my very own this summer! I’ll be linking up to Oh, How PinterestingWorks for Me WednesdayWhatever Goes Wednesday, and The Mommy Club Resources and Solutions.

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11 thoughts on “My Pallet Garden”

    1. That’s an excellent question, and I really don’t know, since most of the places you’d be able to get them from didn’t manufacture them themselves. I suppose you could wrap the beams on top with landscape fabric, too just to be safe – it’s cheap and it wouldn’t take much.

  1. Your garden is beautiful. Rabbits are deathly afraid of snakes and will stay away, from your property if they see anything that resembles a snake. Rubber fake snakes are easy to purchase and tend to be an effective deterrent. If you prepare a spray made from pureed hot peppers and dilute it with water, then add a few drops of Ivory liquid soap and spray it on plants that the squirrels are frequenting it will keep them away. Just more unless information from my old brain. Good luck!

    1. Hmmm, but I’m also deathly afraid of snakes. I can do the Ivory soap and hot peppers, but I’m going to have to think hard before I go buying a rubber snake.

  2. They are beautiful!! Now, get a gun and do a little target practice to cut down on the the Mutant Ninja population. 😉

  3. To answer the question about how to tell if the pallets are chemically treated, they are all marked with either (HT) Heat treated, (CT) chemically treated, or (PT) Pressure treated. You want the HT ones which have only been heat treated if you’re growing food. Actually, it’s best for all soil so you don’t further contaminate it.

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