Make: Pallet Herb Garden
Message from Maggie:
Mr. Magpie and I got to work this weekend on our herb garden. This year we decided to take it up a notch (literally) by creating this vertical garden using an old pallet. If you are in DC, Fraeger’s hardware on Capitol Hill sells them for $4.
What you need:
- A wood pallet
- Outdoor wood stain
- Paint brush
- A small roll of landscape fabric
- A staple gun
- 2 large bags of potting soil
- Around 20 herbs or small plants
- Permanent marker (Note: I used white)
- Procure a wood pallet with 10 openings for herbs or small plants.
- Sand down any rough spots on pallet using sand paper.
- Paint it with outdoor wood stain and let it dry completely.
- Cut landscape fabric into 10 rectangular pieces that are as wide as the pallet openings and as each side + the length of the space between the front and back of the board.
- Starting at the bottom of the pallet and staple garden fabric on the front and back of each pallet opening using your staple gun to create a bottom in each of the pallet openings.
- Once you’re done installing your garden fabric, fill your boxes with potting soil.
- Plant each pallet box with 1-2 herbs or small plants.
- Using permanent marker indicate on each plant box which herbs it contains.