I grabbed as many as I could fit into the car - three. I also bought organic soil and some plants.
I also had three yellow pear tomato plants, that were a result of last years garden, some strawberries and an Anaheim Chile plant that were in the existing "garden" area. Not that it was really a garden, more like a cat litter box. Yeah, it's true.
Another reason that the pallet garden appealed to me. The wood slates would provide more soil coverage and less open, inviting dirt for the cats. Add some dry red pepper flakes and no more litter box.
I decided to make the first row two pallets high; the second row one pallet high. I had some shade cloth/screen/mesh that I found in the trailer, under the seats. I wasn't going to use it for anything so why not reuse it? I used a staple gun and closed up the ends of each section of the pallets so that the dirt would stay in but it would get good drainage. Here is the first row using two pallets.
Here it is without the soil. I kept the two greens that matched together and placed them with the more open spaced slates towards the top.
I planted all the new and already maturing plants, gave them a good, slow water and now came the hard part. Waiting.
To be honest, I only really waited a couple days until I went right back to Lowe's and brought home four more pallets, more soil and more plants. But that's for next time.
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