Monday, February 18, 2013

Quite Palletable

I'm hoping to start a garden in the spring. As I have yet to have a productive garden in my life, I'd like to keep the financial risk on the lower end. On the other hand, I've heard quite a bit of success stories with raised garden beds.
I've seen many wooden pallets behind stores here in Garden City and thought I might try out one of the many pinterested raised beds made from pallet wood. The thing is, pallets are like milk crates and go back to vendors for re-distribution. Pay attention pinners. Those pallets aren't all out there to be taken as junk, they're waiting to be picked up. I learned this after asking 5 business owners if I could have the pallets out back. Then, this afternoon when Luke and I were on a pallet hunt, I happened across a manager who knew of some smaller ones that may have been broken or used for display that wouldn't be going back to vendors. SCORE!! He said to come back at the end of the evening when more would be empty. Nooo problem! So we had another new kind of date night and went to pick up pallets. We each drove our own car so we could bring more home.

My handsome helper helped me load them up...

and then load them into our cars.
Time to start building!!!
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Tanya said...

Yay for your SCORE! I had no idea that they turned them in...good to know for future.

bandofbrothers said...

my husband has little garden beds that he hopes to grow a garden in some day! still dreaming!