Monday, March 28, 2011

Pallet Gardening

Photo of a door garden from Clarence House, London, by Fiona Gilsenan

For those of you with narrow spaces—like a balcony or sunny sideyard—here's an idea that I've been seeing more and more lately: planting a pallet garden. I see it as a way to plant herbs, but here's a good step-by-step from Life on the Balcony on how to build one.

In Fairfield, we have nearly 6,500 townhouses, duplexes, or apartments (most people are surprised to hear that number, but you can find the source at the City of Victoria website). That's a lot of balconies. Let us know if you try building a pallet garden on yours!

-Fiona Gilsenan