If you love cooking with fresh herbs, but don't have space in your garden for a herb garden we have the perfect DIY project. This DIY pallet herb garden is super simple to make and perfect for small gardens.
Vertical planters are ideal if you don't have much outdoor space. However, they can be costly. However, avid DIY-er, and grandmother, Hellan Pearce created a vertical herb planter for less than £10 using a couple of pallets.
DIY pallet herb garden
'I made the herb garden because our garden isn't that big, as we're in a new build. And my husband likes to cook with herbs,' Hellan explains. 'Herbs like mint can take over, so this herb garden is brilliant as it keeps each herb separate.'
To keep costs low, Hellan decided to work with wooden pallets for a couple of home DIY projects including the herb garden.
'I put a post on Facebook asking friends for unwanted pallets that could be picked up following social distancing rules,' she explains. 'People were great, and I had loads offered free of charge. They left them on their drives for me to pick up.'
To make the planter Hellan used two pallets. 'It was a simple process of taking the pallet and filling in the bottom of each row with wood from another pallet to create the trough,' says Hellan.
She got the pallet ready for the herbs by lining each box with a plant liner. She then drilled holes in the bottom of each box for drainage.
'I thing planted them up without favourite and most used herbs that I bought from Asda at £1.49 each,' she explains.
To add a final flourish, Hellan wrote the name of the herbs on the front in permanent marker. If you aren't as confident in your calligraphy skills as Hellan you can create a stencil out of paper to help guide your hand.
'Since making it, the herbs have double in size, so it has worked out great,' says Hellan.
Have you been tempted to give this DIY herb garden ago?
Rebecca Knight has been the Deputy Editor on the Ideal Home Website since 2022. She graduated with a Masters degree in magazine journalism from City, University of London in 2018, before starting her journalism career as a staff writer on women's weekly magazines. She fell into the world of homes and interiors after joining the Ideal Home website team in 2019 as a Digital Writer. In 2020 she moved into position of Homes News Editor working across Homes & Gardens, LivingEtc, Real Homes, Gardeningetc and Ideal Home covering everything from the latest viral cleaning hack to the next big interior trend.
Small living room styling mistakes you should always avoid, according to experts
Discover what small living room styling mistakes you might be making
By Thea Babington-Stitt
Get rid of spiders for good with these expert tried and tested tips
From the best spider catchers to DIY deterrents, here's how to prevent spiders coming into your home
By Millie Hurst
Tesco has launched an Outdoor Living garden range - the prices are unbelievable
A fire pit for just £90? Yes please. Say hello to the brand new Tesco Outdoor Living range...
By Amy Hunt