Strawberries planted in a pallet.
This is something I’ve been researching and seeing all over Pinterest and decided to give it a try today.
I called our local lumber center and to my surprise, they had FREE pallets! So I went right down and loaded two of them into the trunk of my car (our truck is broke down). Then I went to Home Depot and grabbed 6 bags of Miracle Grow Moisture Control Garden Soil (good stuff!!). Hubby (Gene) helped me add a couple boards to the worn pallets and we then doubled and put the landscape fabric on the back, bottom and two sides with a staple gun.
Time to fill with dirt and then I went out back where we HAD a large garden a couple years ago and dug up the strawberries. I still have about a dozen to dig but by the time I got this much done, I was pooped out and hungry! So hopefully I will get the rest dug and transplanted first thing tomorrow.
Here’s Pallet #1 – MOSTLY planted. It is being held up on one end to give it just a bit of an angle so I don’t lose soil out the top. I’ll leave the planted pallets lay for 2-3 weeks to let the plants root and then I can stand them up (I’m going to leave mine at a slight angle against the privacy fence). I’ll then plant in the tops of the pallets too. Right now, there are 28 strawberry plants in this pallet.
Now, you can see here the 2nd pallet ready to plant with………….something. I’m up for suggestions! What would YOU plant in this pallet? Leave me a comment with your suggestions. Oh, and I almost forgot, I emptied 2 more Earth Boxes today, so I’ll have those to plant more beans or…………..something.
And I couldn’t resist taking a photo of my garden helper. This little guy is busy on the blueberry bushes, so I’m hoping he’s helping pollinate them.
I’ll have more garden photos coming after the 2nd pallet is planted and I’ll let you know how the strawberries are doing. And BTW, those plants are LOADED with tiny strawberries. My mouth is watering already! I just hope that transplanting them at this stage will allow them to continue to grow and ripen. We’ll see how that goes.
I hope you’re enjoying the gardening process and photos.
Hugs and Have A Creative Day!