DYI- Wood Pallet Herb Garden

I have been collecting little herb plants over the last several months as an experiment. I started with just two plants with the idea of having the herbs I use the most when cooking. Now that I have a better idea on how to take care of these herbs, I have ventured out for my first garden DYI. So exciting, how can I not share!!!!!!

On Pinterest I found many ideas on how to use a reclaimed wood pallet and make it sort of a herb rack for all my pots. I made decided to keep my herbs in pots as I can move them around as needed. I’ve read that herbs likes porous pots such as clay so I went with these simple clay pots.

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Next, I asked for a free wood pallet at a local nursery when buying a few supplies. Luckily, the very friendly and had a stack of them from me to choose from. I grabbed the best looking one and home I went. 🙂

For this project I only bought two items. One, a fine/medium sand paper block and Rus-oleum primer spray paint.

I took out all nails and staples from the pallet making sure it was free of anything sharp. Sanded the pallet and gave it a quick clean with a brush to clean it from any dust from sanding. Once cleaned, I began to spray paint following directions on the can. Only one coat was necessary but it took two cans to cover the entire pallet.

Let it dry for an hour or so. I looked for anything I could use to secure the pots on each shelves. Found some leftover chicken wire and some yarn. Used nails to secure each side and that’s it!

This project cost less than $10 and now my herb plants have a nice home.

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And lastly, some tags with each name.:-)

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Salmon with Lemon and Thyme

Getting our dose of Omega 3s is important and that’s why I try to cook fish at least once a week. Here’s another good simple way from the I Can’t Cook Book.

Slice some lemon wedges and and arrange on baking sheet. Top with thyme sprigs, just like in the picture.

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Place the salmon on top and bake. @350 for 20-25 mins or until fish is fully cooked.

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Baked Chicken with Carrots and Tomatoes

A few months back I received this book as a gift and I totally recommend it. The Can’t Cook Book has simple yet delicious recipes that anyone can follow.

Here I took an idea from the book.

I placed skinless chicken thighs on baking sheet and sprinkled olive oil, paprika, pepper and onion powder. I added minced garlic, sliced carrots and tomatoes with some thyme sprigs.
Bake at 350 for 30 mins until chicken is fully cooked.

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