I made this plan with my graphic editor. You can roughly get the idea.
We don't have a truck, so we rented a U-haul trailer and got a bunch of pallets that someone was giving away on craigslist. There is always somebody getting rid of pallets for free.
|My husband in his Elmer Fudd hat. |
It's been unseasonably cold this year.
I stapled landscape fabric on the bottoms and sides of the pallets to keep the dirt in and the weeds out. For my carrots, they'll be 3 pallets deep since they grow down.
Fertile Garden, just down the road. They were very nice and helpful. We even got the military discount for previous military service.
It's the herb mix which is actually very light. It's best for contained gardens since it won't compact over time.
It kind of looks like we have a couple bodies buried in the back yard.
Gardening is a great way to spend quality time with the dogs, too.
Everything is still getting fixed up and arranged, so our yard is a bit in disarray right now. Little by little, we'll be ready for the first planting - carrots!
Here's an attempt at a panoramic photo of my yard:
Now, just need to finish stapling fabric on, arrange pallets, add soil and plant seedlings. My husband does the heavy lifting since my neck's still not quite up to the task.
See my next blog post on how to cheaply start seeds indoors.