DIY Pallet Herb Garden

The more I grow into cooking, the more I appreciate little things that make the process a little easier. I always seem to have some sort of herb on my grocery list so I thought having my very own herb garden would be incentive for me to try out new recipes. I loved the way this project turned out and my herbs have taken nicely to their new home. This project would be awesome for those that live in small spaces as well.



{8} 6×1 wood planks (total of 32 feet)

{4} 2×4 pieces of lumber (total of 38 feet)

Dewalt drywall screw gun and 2″ grip rite screws (a hammer and nails will work too)


saw (electric or hand saw)

measuring tape

potting soil

your favorite herbs


To begin, you need 8 wood planks cut down to 48 inches. Then you need {4} 2×4′s cut to 48 inches.



my handsome assistant 


Once all your pieces are cut, you will lay down {4} 48″ 2×4′s spaced 14″ apart. Lay your {8} 48″ planks across the top of them at one end so the plank ends meet with the outside of the outer 2×4″s. Make sure everything is square.

Screw (or nail) the plank down to all 2×4′s.


To make the bases of each herb bed, cut your excess 2×4 lumber to 14″ x 3″ and 4.5″ deep. Once cut, you place a block inside each compartment and knock into place with a hammer. Make sure they are snug to keep soil and water from falling through the cracks. Our tutorial will give you 12 planting compartments.

To make the legs, cut {2} 16″ pieces of 2×4 lumber at a 90 degree angle on both sides. Stand the pallet up and screw into place on each side. The legs could be shorter or longer depending on where you will be placing your garden.


Fill each compartment with soil and plant your herbs.



I used sweet basil, dill, chocolate mint, mojito mint, parsley, chives, cilantro, rosemary, oregano, and thyme. We placed our pallet garden right outside the kitchen for easy access when cooking. They smell amazing! We also have a fenced off area on our property where a larger garden grows so I could transfer these plants over there if they get too big.




I still have a few slots to fill. I’m on the hunt for pineapple sage and a few others. Any garden buffs out there? What are your favorite herbs?

Happy Crafting!

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  1. Rena says

    Love this! I want one!! So cool. Lavendar is lovely to grow as well. Also cherry tomatoes (I know, not herbs but) super easy to grow. Think you’ve got everything else already!

  2. Shirley says

    Those who have pallet just hanging around you could use that, maybe removing some of the boards and putting them on the bottom of each row. Many of the pallet are free so you have not spent a penny. Next I would suggest that I have is to drill small holes in the bottom board so the water can drain, to keep the dirt from going through the holes, place a coffee filter under the plant. The water will drain through the coffee filter and the dirt will not leak out. Sorry this so long but I wanted share. God Bless you and your happy life.

  3. says

    This is WONDERFUL!! My husband and I just bought our 2nd home and are getting ready to put a fence up in the back yard. After that is complete we are going to start a garden in the spring hopefully. I am very interested in having our own herb garden and this is a perfect way to do that. THank you for sharing such an awesome DIY project! :)

  4. says

    I love this. We don’t have a lot of room in our backyard for a garden. We’ve carved out a small space for some tomatoes, peppers, cabbage, etc. This would be a great addition – we could certainly make it fit since it uses up vertical space.


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