Two pallets are needed for this project and if you're inspired, don't be like me and use two odd shaped ones..find two that are exactly the same dimensions as each other..rebuilding pallets, especially ones as scrappy as mine is a less than pleasant job, especially in the baking hot sun! Serves me right for ignoring the sensible advice in the book..
Once the pallet frames are adapted, the fun part can commence - the filling of the 'beds'!
Not before some very important castors are added for ease of mobility, mind you. Oh, and a little weedmat to prevent the precious potting soil from washing through the slots...
The beds were layered with a mixture of bought potting mix, homemade compost and worm castings and then watered well before introducing the tender young seedlings.
Baby leaf spinach, mixed lettuce, basil and pak choy were planted in each of the quarters and then watered in gently with a diluted seaweed solution. The bed was then wheeled (with great satisfaction, might I add!) into the shade, to avoid the hottest of our afternoon sun.
Easily dismantled if need be, these beds are ideal for renters or those on the move. Plus the ability to follow the sun (or shade, in our case!) is just a whole lot of fun! Gosh I loved this project, did I mention that already?
Are you a container gardener? What are some nifty tips you've picked up along the way?