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DIY Herb Garden Veggie Patch

Veggie Patch

One of the most important things you can do for your skin is eat ORGANIC. One of the main causes of hormonal acne is toxin related. By eating organic produce, you are reducing the amount of toxins that enter your bloodstream when compared to consuming commercial produce that has been sprayed with pesticides.

It can be expensive to buy organic produce in some areas, so why not grow your own? Try these amazing DIY pallet gardens that you can plant with all your favourite fruit, vegetables and herbs! These are great for low-space areas or apartments where you don’t have a lot of room for a complete veggie patch.

What you’ll need:

  • Potting soil
  • Staple gun and lots of staples
  • Pallet(s)
  • Seeds
  • Landscaping paper

Directions:

1. Place your pallet on a solid working surface with the bottom of the pallet facing UP.

2. Roll out your landscaping paper to cover the bottom and sides and cut to size.

3. Pull tautly onto the pallet covering the bottom of the pallet and all sides. Staple into position, folding the paper into the corners neatly.

4. When the landscaping paper is firmly stapled to the pallet on the bottom and all sides, turn over so the top is now facing up.

5. Add your potting soil mix to the pallet until the area is full. Do not use normal garden soil for this as it may not drain properly. Potting soil is definitely best and is quite inexpensive for the area we are covering!

6. Now for the fun part! Plant your seeds or plants as per the instructions on the seed packet.

7. Water and enjoy the harvest!

TIP: If you are short on space, you can create vertical pallets too! This is a great idea if you live in an apartment or somewhere with limited garden space.

Pallet Garden

Let me know your questions and feedback below!

Olivia x

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  • Isabel

    My father is obssesed with his garden! I’m gonna tell him and I’ll tell you the results.

    • Olivia Jenkins

      I love that! Send me some pics :)

  • Nikki

    Hi Olivia,
    I was just wondering what seeds you would recommend and how far apart you should plant them? :) Thanks

    • Olivia Jenkins

      Hi Nikki! It depends on where you’re based & what’s in season over there. I would google a vegetable planting guide and find out what’s due to be planted at the time you’re making your veggie patch.

      Every veggie is different but the packet of seeds or punnet will tell you how far apart to space them.

      I hope that makes sense & you’ll have to let me know how you go :)

      Olivia x

      • Nikki

        Thanks so much. I will definately do that and let you know how I go :)

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  • shiana

    Olivia, planting edibles in most pallets will likely result in the chemically treated timber leeching chemicals into the soil and therefore plants. I suggest you use HT (heat treated) pallets to avoid this.

    • Olivia Jenkins

      Thanks for the tip Shiana! :)