Pallet Garden

30 Apr

So what do you do with a pallet that you have sitting in your garage collecting dust and taking up space?  Your wife has many ideas she has found online but has not pin-pointed any one idea that she would like you do to with it.  But don’t dare throw out that pallet!!!  Oh no, that would be wrong.  So finally we found a great use for that pallet that has been sitting in our garage for almost a year.

How about a pallet garden?  This idea was so cool and so easy and fun to do with baby J.  She is such an out-doorsy girl and she loves to plant flowers and grow things.  This seemed like a perfect way to teach her about growing our own food.  She was so excited.

So we went to the store and picked out what we wanted to plant.  Of course we all wanted something different so we came home with half the store.  Hope they grow.  LOL

So let’s make a garden. Things you will need: Pallet, Hammer, Tacks, Weed Barrier, Dirt, Plant/seeds.


Start with a nice cold beverage. Please do not attempt to start this project before having all the necessary tools.  This is the most important of all the items needed.


We found the perfect spot for our garden – partial sun – partial shade – the pallet fit great.


I took 4 of the slats out of the pallet, every other one, to make the areas larger for planting.


Cut the weed barrier to fit around the sides of the pallet and underneath.


I used U tacks to nail the weed barrier in place.


Tack the barrier around all the sides of the pallet.

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I folded the edges over to keep them tight.


After the weed barrier is tacked down you can add your dirt. Having a cute little helper is a must!


Lay out your plants.


Once you have a good layout – Plant them.

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Water when finished.


This was so much fun to do.  We had a great time and baby J was so excited.  We planted tomatoes, cucumbers, bell peppers, egg plant, cantaloupe, zucchini, and squash.

After just a few weeks we already have veggies growing!

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Baby J goes out every day and checks on her garden.  She makes sure she waters it and checks to make sure everything is growing.  It is adorable to watch her taking care of her garden and I love the delight and pride on her face when she sees new veggies growing.  I am so glad we did this with her.  D is going to bring home another pallet so we can plant more.  LOVE our little garden.


Posted by on April 30, 2013 in healthy eating


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3 responses to “Pallet Garden

  1. KJ and the Kids

    May 1, 2013 at 12:28 am

    And there you go ! Great idea. Great garden 🙂

  2. pepibebe

    May 1, 2013 at 7:04 am

    I’ve got a stack sitting here to do too. I’m Intending to stand them up and use them as screening. So you apparently use the same method, then once they are established you stand them up. After a drought here over summer I’ve decided I’ll mainly do succulents in them so they will survive the elements, but may do one strawberry one in the spring. Yum, and it should look pretty too (till I have to cover it to keep the damn blackbirds out!)

  3. lemonhead

    May 2, 2013 at 8:15 pm

    I would love to do this…if only I had a yard. Looks great!


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