Vertical Pallet Herb Garden
Please join us for a closer look at our Vertical Pallet Herb Garden, made from reclaimed pallets and terra-cotta pots. Such an easy DIY to create your very own vertical herb garden.
I have received so many comments, emails and texts from you all asking about the details on how to make the DIY Vertical Pallet Herb Garden. So….. I will be the first one to admit, I might have dropped the ball on that follow up article after our DIY PATIO PAVER PROJECT, which would have covered all that information. In my defense I did get really engulfed in my first One Room Challenge, and I only had 6 weeks to get the Sleeping Porch done.
Basically this is an easy weekend project, that takes very little time, money, or effort. Here is what you will need:
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- Wood Pallets
- Exterior Paint or Stain
When picking pallets to utilize for furniture or wall treatments, you really want to make sure of two things. 1. What are the pallets are made out of and 2. What did the pallets originally transport. Some pallets have housed potential poisonous substances, while others are made out of wood treated with poisonous substances, and these are not suitable for reuse. 1001 pallets is a great resource for looking up this information and has a great article available at this article link called, Is My Pallet Wood Safe? I have included a copy of the pallet codes below, these are for the wood type used to make the pallets. Our pallet was HT and were originally used to ship the components of rock fireplace ……bet you can’t guess where I got those from….maybe the Patio Paver Project? We were very lucky and received out shipment on a double wide pallet, which tend to be rare.
Once you have your pallet and you have painted it with your choice of Exterior Paint – we used our leftover trim paint in City Loft by Sherwin Williams. You will want to adhere the pallet to the wall or surface to create the vertical garden. For this we used 4″ decking wood screws drilled directly into studs. We did this just to make sure that the pallet frame could hold the full weight of the pots, soil, plants and water weight.
Then for a rustic farmhouse look we attached adjustable metal worm gear clamps, available in the HVAC area of your local hardware store, with 1/2″ metal screws. The clamps are adjustable from 3-4″ so you terra-cotta pot can vary a bit in size. Insert your terra-cotta pot add soil and herbs. Voila, Instant Herb Garden!!!Just for ease of maintenance we decided to add a small coiled water hose, so we can keep the herbs misted in the hot Georgia heat. This has been a total life saver to have a watering hose so close. We even decided to install one on our front porch as well, tucked away behind a column.
We routed the water from a nearby hose bib with a small light weight hose pipe, then attached a hanger to hold the coiled water hose and nozzle. I use tags from the herb as marker. I have seen people hand paint the pot with names, or use chalkboard paint on the rim so they can they change out the names each year. My worry is that the water might wash off the chalk during the growing season so I am looking at embossed metal stakes or old silverware just another DIY.
If you notice we also chose to locate our herb garden on a wall under our deck. This will help filter the amount of direct sun the plants get. Most herbs prefer filtered sunlight especially the fragile ones like basil and cilantro. The deck also protects these delicate plants from harsh rain storms as well, that will beat them down and break the stems, leaving you with limp droopy herbs. Since the entire herb wall is easily rearrangeable, by simply lifting out the pots, you can also relocate plants based on the amount of sun or shade they require. I placed my heartier plants like sage, dill, parsley, oregano and lavender that prefer more sunlight at the edge of the deck to get morning sun.
Gardeners Planting Tip: I personally like to use Miracle Grow Moisture Control soil, it keeps the soil moist even if I miss a day of watering…which is critical down here in the south. I also like to use Bonnie’s Veggie and Herb fertilizer for big healthy plants. I plant all kinds of herbs for many different purposes. This is a common sage which is handy to keep around. It is pretty good for stuffing and poultry recipes. Not to mention if your home has not been feeling very zen, you can always burn some, with the Native American art of smudging. In case you are not familiar here is a great article about The Ancient Art of Smudging.
Check out this super healthy dill which is great on grilled fish with fresh lemon or to make a dill dip. Below is one of the 3 kinds of basil we planted. It seems we use a lot of basil around here. Of course one of our favorite simple summer time suppers is an Easy Peasy Caprese Salad. Ummm sliced fresh buffalo mozzarella, heirloom tomatoes, and green basil, seasoned with salt and olive oil. Of course I love the Tuscan Olive Oil from a local shop in Roswell OLI+VE, yes to me it makes a huge difference.Like what you see, what to get all the fun herbaceous recipes we make with these glorious greens? Like our Quiches 3 Ways. Be sure to sign up for our recipe cards to fill your own box that come with our monthly Designer Notes, sign up. here.
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This looks like a great project! I love herbs very much, especially the fragrant ones, and i love putting them around the house.
I love this idea!! It’s such a space saver for people with tiny or shared backyards! Thanks for sharing 🙂
I love this, but how do you keep the water that drains from the pot from staining the ground?
wow what a fantastic idea! and it looks so good. we have some pallets on the porch right now we were going to use for a different project, I’m thinking about doing this instead! awesome. thanks!
This is beautiful! What a great way to grow a lot of different plants in a small space!
That is a great idea I never really thought of putting herbs in vases around the house, I guess I just get stuck on the whole flower thing. I will have to try it 🙂
Thanks I figured with the tiny house craze, and so many urban apartment dwellers this article would hit home. I even had a lady Suggest this for a retired couple to make gardening easier for them.
Ah good question, you can put pea rock, or marbles in the base to hold the dirt from draining out those holes, thus preventing the stains. I actually did not do this step, but luckily I do not have stains either. When watering, I only use the mist setting, as they do at garden centers, to permeate the dirt (I used Miracle Grow Moisture Control) and keep the plants super moist but not dripping. Here in GA we have a lot of watering bans and have to conserve water with rain barrels most of the year so I have learned to very careful to only water just the plants the right amount and not over fill.
You know I love a good pallet project!!! I will have to pop over to your blog and check them out!!! Thanks for stopping by 🙂
Thanks Esperanza, glad you were able to stop by our blog, hope you visit again soon we got some great stuff on the horizon!!
I am just happy that you are enjoying the posts, whether you DIY or hire someone and use my projects as inspiration I am just happy you are following my blog, thanks!!!
You really make it seem so easy, I guess I am just not very handy, but I love the idea and finished pictures. I’m looking forward for your next post, and I’ll try to get the hang of it or just hire someone to make it for me. All the Best!
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This is such a great idea! You need your own version of fixer upper… you are so creative, who do I call to make this happen?
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Seem like a sound idea, I guess it makes gardening easier. Are the herbs still alive the pots seem small? Just wondering I never have luck with herbs.
Nice post, great idea for older or disabled people. I will past the idea on to my mother, she loves to garden but her body doesn’t allow it anymore.
Hello Jen, I love this idea for a garden and plan to complete one on my rental home patio very soon. Hugs from sunny southern LA.
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What a great vertical wall garden, I see that there are definitely lots of details to take into consideration when planting herbs. I was not sure about the sun and shade but I guess you are located some where that the sun melts yours plants.
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I think this is a really good idea, I would love to grow my own herbs, maybe right off the kitchen so the a close by. Oh I bet I can just buy the potted herbs at the store and then plant them.
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I enjoyed this post very much. I plan to add something similar to my yard this year for easy maintenance after my back surgery.
This is perfect vehicle herb garden, it would be easy to plant since the pots are removable, easy to cut since it is all at chest height too.
I really like the vertical nature of this herb garden, as I get older gardening is not as easy as it once was.
I am so ready to start planting my garden. I really love the vertical pallet idea it would look great on the side of my she shed (it is really a garden shed)
I could see one of these just outside my kitchen door for easy access.
Such a great idea for small spaces I love that you went vertical. It would be so easy to maintenance and not take up too much room.
I need a pallet garden in my life this year. Great diy too those clay pots will patina outside and just keep looking better as time goes by.
Fresh herbs are a staple around our house, but I would love to grow my own outside, to get bigger crops. The little countertop garden in the window sill is just not keeping up.
I love planting a fresh herb garden every year, the idea to make it vertical is clever and would make harvesting the herbs very easy.
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This is such a great idea for a vertical herb garden. I would love to add one of these off my kitchen.
I really like that you used pallets in a vertical fashion to make a herb wall, but with out stuffing it with dirt. I think those look so messy and would be hard to keep clean, this really does look easy to do and has all that farmhouse charm I love.
This is such a sweet little herb garden I would love to have one just like this, maybe right off my kitchen for cooking. Great idea!
I love to grow my own herbs and veggies. This vertical garden is a great idea and I love how green the pallet wall is, reuse and up cycle, you go girl friend!
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I have been wanted to add a small garden space to our home but I was not sure how. I think this would work well along a privacy fence since it is vertical that will give me a lot of growing room with out losing a lot valuable yard space. Thanks for the idea.
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I really like this idea a lot. I can say I think this one I see myself actually doing next spring, I think it is getting to late in the year for a garden now, wouldn’t you agree?
I need to have a vertical garden like this, the leaning over is not for me anymore. I really like how this set up looks too, the rustic pallet and clay pots makes a nice farmhouse look.
I to check out the entire process from your Herbivore link to see how you created the herb garden too. This is are really nice idea and I am happy you shared the process on how to create your own, thank you.
Such a great idea for a cook like me I need this in my life.
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What a great gardening idea I love that it is vertical and could be close to outdoor kitchen or even on a patio near an indoor kitchen.
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Omg my step mom and I were just talking about cute ways to set up an herb garden! Sending this to her rn!
How pretty! What a fantastic idea. It makes me wish I could keep plants alive.
Omg I’d love to have one, it looks so cute!
Such a nice diy. Would definetely love to have one in my garden.
Absolutely love this idea!!! Such a fun DIY
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I have lots of herbs that I need to organize, this is a great way to keep them healthy and it’s aesthetically pleasing.
This is such an amazing idea, good way to keep slugs away too!!! having such a bad time with slugs this year!!!
What a great idea for my patio….. Looks beautiful and doesn’t occupate too much space.
Oh wow, this is such a beautiful way to grow herbs. I must build this!