So, whatever happened to the painted shipping pallet?
We did have something specific in mind.
First, mark the width of your pallet on the ground with a shovel.
Then start excavating a planting bed, digging down about 4 inches.
Mark where your posts will go. Our posts are scrap wood left from construction.
Dig down 9 inches with a hand shovel.
Set in the posts and pound them in with a rubber mallet.
Loose stones and rocks in the holes will help stability.
Slide your painted pallet right over the posts!
Back fill some of the dirt, then decide where your 4 new blackberry bushes are going. Dig the holes, making sure they are half again as large as the pots so tou can loosen the roots and spread them out. Put down weed blocker fabric, cutting large Xs over the holes you dug. Drop your plants in and continue to back fill.
Twine the vines through the slats.
The plants were $2.00 on the nearly dead shelf, and we nursed them back for a couple of weeks.
Now who wants blackberry pie?
We do wish to caution you: NEVER celebrate by letting a lizard use your lighter.
It just isn't a good idea.