I have taken over a public garden space that was abandoned early last season. It was terribly overgrown and heavily weeded. On closer inspection- many of those weeds are wild edibles and I tried to salvage, relocate them and many others were cut back and chopped to put in compost pile.
FIRST STEP – make a layer of newspaper , 8-10 sheets thick and top with composted leaves and then the pallet.
THIRD STEP- Fill with a combination of Compost and topsoil and START PLANTING
Current planting in the pallets used- Brussels sprouts, onions, chives, cucumbers, okra, chard, oregano, thyme,
FUTURE- 1 to 3 pallets committed to strawberries and a few stacked pallets for some “texture” in the garden ( as an artist or designer might say.).
Updates to follow as the plants and veggies grow and fill the pallets. I hope to also add some garlic in the summer and fall for spring/summer harvest 2014.