A small patio presented itself with a few ideas for the plant lover who wanted to incorporate herbs and flowers into the mix, a re-purposed pallet.
Pallets are all the rage and plentiful, so find one that is in pretty good shape and wrap along the bottom, back, and sides with landscape fabric. A basic staple gun will hold the fabric in place well.
It takes more dirt and plants than you think, so be ready for a run to the nursery for more if needed.
Fill the pallet while laid flat with dirt and place plants in between slats. Pack the dirt around the plants pretty well, because watering will cause the dirt to fall a bit.
We alternated herbs, then small flowering in between the slats. Water well, and let lay for at least a week before standing. That will give the plants time to root well, and for the dirt to shift any, so that you can fill in as needed.
It makes a great spring project that will last all summer and provide tasty herbs for all your yummy dishes.