Friday, June 15, 2012

Mary, Mary, How Does Your

Garden Grow?

Well, we all know I am not Mary.
But I have planted a wee garden
using a new and creative way to do so.

It all began when I purchased
an easy (easy being the operative word as I had to do it myself) to assemble
4' x 4' raised bed garden.
Seedlings

Then I found out about using
wood palettes for gardening.
Two years ago, I had a wooden
fence installed around a portion of the yard.
I've used it as a "gate" for my deck but decided
to try this new gardening idea.
Then a friend of mine
scored a second palette for me
at her work.

Here's what I have today:

The raised bed in the back
has tomatoes and a variety of peppers:
red, orange and purple.

The middle section is
flowers...some daisies
and glads.
The front section has two types of lettuce.

A little weed barrier fabric, some dirt
and plants and
we'll have some fresh goodies!
The best part?
NO WEEDS.

36 comments:

Scrappy Pink Corner said...

Wow JIll, you have been a busy bee out in the yard. That is awesome. They look really nice.
TFS. Ana

EM Illustrator said...

You've done a lot of good work there in your garden Jill. It looks great!
Happy Friday!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I sure would love no weeds. The weeds are working me to death.

At Home in English Valley said...

What a great idea Jill. A great way to recycle too. I hope I remember next season, as my plants are already in the ground. Have a great weekend. Love, Penny

Beth said...

Good job on your garden. I think it is a really good idea.

Nancy Claeys said...

Well, the palette is just a genius idea.

Kayla said...

Love it! I also love how you and I have both started using the word "wee" since we became friends with Ellie! ;)

Julie Marie said...

I love it Jill!... it looks so cute and I can't wait till you get your first tomato!... xoxo Julie Marie

Judy @ daily yarns said...

I love the pallet idea and the no weeds :)

Lynne said...

Who would think of it . . . Jill! Great pallet idea . . .

nanny said...

I am so impressed!! Good Job.

My garden (first year) is doing just ok. Stuff came up but not progressing as I hoped. My soil seems rather sandy....next year I'll have to come up with fertilizer or rich dirt to put in it!!

There is nothing better than a vine ripened tomato on my table! ha

Ellie said...

Yay no weeds - that sounds great :))
You are very clever and you will have some lovely produce at the end of it.

Gloria Hood said...

Super idea! Looking forward to the finished product!

Susan said...

Wow, what a great idea! and a lot of work. Awesome!

Bonnie said...

Well now, are you clever! Great ideas. Bonnie

Donna said...

Raised beds are the way to go! Love you've upcycled in a creative way!
No little critters come for salads yet? Hopefully won't!

Blessings for a great weekend,
Hugs,
Donna

TexWisGirl said...

pretty smart!

Donna said...

COOL idea Jill! I'm sad to say I didn't get a garden in this year...hot, buggy and too busy...
Enjoy your weekend!
hughugs

Madi and Mom said...

Well I'll be you are about the handiest gal we know!! My G-pa planted Early Girl tomatoes. They are advertised to produce fruit in 50 days and they did. The peeps have already had
BLTs and club sandwiches
Hugs Madi

Tree Service Charlotte said...

Hahaha I LOVED the ending to your post! Best part? NO WEEDS. But yes, wood palettes serve as holding spaces and miniature homes for plants and gardens, good to see you made use and are happy with them! God bless, and happy gardening!!

-Tony Salmeron

Jackie said...

Great looking Garden Jill, you always have such great idea's

Rohrerbot said...

Hi Jill!! We are now back in town. It has taken me several days to get caught up. We had a great time and you all have such wonderful weather....a little muggy in the afternoon but perfect sleeping weather! Your garden looks great....no weeds....everything is growing...what else could you ask for?:) Enjoy the fruit of your labors!

EG CameraGirl said...

I bet you'll harvest quite a bit from those small plots!

Teresa said...

Have you tried the lettuce yet? Everything looks lovely!

Paula said...

What a great idea and the best part NO WEEDS.

Debbie said...

WoW jill, you did GREAT!!

i hope you do o.k. with the squirrels, they MAY be a problem!!

i've also had trouble with racoons, possums, rabbits, skunks.....you may need a little fence around it!!

i sure do hope it grows well, no weeds is very good!!

Debbie said...

i love that everything is BIGGER here, so much easier to read.

it's so bright and beautiful!!

Maple Lane said...

Looks great and I wish you lots of success!

Chatty Crone said...

Hey you are quite the little gardener there. You have a lot going on and no weeds! Sandie

Bev said...

Wow ...what a wonderful garden!!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Your garden looks really good and is certainly off to a good start!!!

snowwhite said...

Hello Jill,
You have not only a green thumb but also innovative ideas always!! Every time I visit your blog, I find your garden is getting nicer and nicer. I love your eco-friendly idea and garden very much. I am looking forward to your report of harvest!! Especially tomatoes!!
Have a great weekend.
keiko

The Jones Family said...

What a great idea to use a wooden pallet for a raised garden. I love this. Great garden!

Ida said...

Looks like a great garden and better yet if there are no weeds. I spent about 2 hours today weeding a flower bed so you are lucky.

Susan said...

Your garden beds look beaut Jill. There's something about bordering off a space isn't there. I find it so much easier to keep control of everything. So nice to have some home-growns... well done :D)

Busy Bee Suz said...

Oh, this is so darn clever. I LOVE the pallet idea!
I wish I had done a raised bed...cause all I do is pull WEEDS!!!!