My Father in Law and I rescued this raw pallet from our neighbor's curb last year and it sat and weathered in our back patio area just waiting to be useful. The poor lonely thing just needed a purpose to feel loved again and I believe we've found the perfect solution, as an herb garden!
My dear hubby was put to work, yet again. While I planted our garden, he cut pieces to fit into the bottoms of four sections. I had him remove just one of the boards on the front and had plans to paint the pallet but got a little bit impatient, so the painting will have to wait for another day, season, or never.
He sanded any rough edges and I quickly lined each section with weed barrier fabric, no stapling needed since the weight of the dirt will hold it into place. I just wanted to make sure my dirt would stay in each section and not wash through any cracks. Our 5 and 2 year old helped fill each section with dirt and then I arranged the herbs where I thought they looked best. Filling in with a flower where I was one short. Then gently placed each plant into it's new nesting home.
A drink of fresh cold water...and I think the plants and pallet are quite happy together, wouldn't you agree?