It’s been over a month since I started the shipping palette herb garden. It didn’t take long for the containers to sprout, but there is a slight problem.
Initially I thought there would be a problem with the second and third rows because of the way that the water was draining down. That has not been an issue. I’ve been applying a small amount of compost every other week and reusing the water to help keep the plants nourished.
The problem that I am encountering is that the containers in the top row aren’t doing well. There appears to be drainage problems. When I water them, they fill up and slowly drain. This is causing either the seeds or sprouts to get dislodged.
Some of the containers at the top do have sprouts. I’ve been watering those slower in attempts to keep the sprouts in place.
I don’t think there is much that I could do right now, but when building more shipping palette herb gardens in the future, I’d make sure that the soil had better drainage. Maybe add some sand to it!?!!
What are some other ideas?