"Damn you Pinterest *shakes fist at computer screen*
Just when I thought I had gotten over you, you had to come sneaking back into my life. Well, I am through with you. You hear me? Through! All you do is set me up so you can knock me down.
I'm sorry baby, I didn't mean it. I love you, really. Don't be mad. I'll keep crafting."
This was me a week ago. Something has happened since then that has solidified my relationship with Pinterest and made us stronger than ever.
I made something that actually turned out good!
|Did it just get cold in here?|
Seriously people. This is a major accomplishment. I barely even hurt myself in the process.
I have been wanting to grow my own strawberries for a while now, CeeCee eats her own body weight in them weekly. Really I would love to grow ALL of her food since most of her issues seem to stem from food sensitivities but I have been hampered by a lack of space and lack of skill.
I have been in love with the idea of repurposing pallets for a while now. They are so versatile it's ridiculous. I found this idea for a pallet garden on Pinterest. I liked it but flowers aren't really my thing. Then inspiration smacked me upside my head.
I could grow strawberries!
I could grow lots of strawberries!!
I could become a strawberry farmer!!!
After a reality check, I reined myself in and went to work gathering supplies. My landlord gave me a pallet, My mom gave me a bunch of ever bearing strawberries and I hit up my local Canadian Tire Garden Center for the rest.
|Supplies (minus plants, they came later)|
You will need:
- One pallet (preferably not too banged up but it doesn't have to be perfect)
- 12 bags of topsoil (or a pile of dirt from your yard, no judgement here)
- 28 strawberry plants ( I like ever bearing, they fruit all summer)
- 3 meters of landscape fabric (you WILL have leftovers)
- Sandpaper (doesn't have to be fancy, coarse grit will do)
- Roofing nails and a hammer
Step One - Prepping your pallet
|Do yourself a favor, wear gloves.|
Step Two - Attach landscape fabric
|Note the use of a solar light, lol|
|Like a big ol' wooden envelope|
Step Three - Fill it up:)
|The top eight are sad pandas:(|
|Once you have watered a couple of times the dirt will stay in better.|
Well there you have it people, proof that a complete and utter klutz CAN complete a Pinterest project without bloodshed (well, without MUCH bloodshed) and end up with a beautiful and functional garden feature in the process. Soon I will get to reap the rewards:)
Photo Credit, from top:
Some creepy website
All the rest, me and Instagram Pin It