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Planting pallets flower box for balcony or garden: with this DIY plant decoration you create a flower oasis!

No matter how small your balcony, there is always room for a herb, or flower garden from a pallet. With a few simple steps you can turn a standard pallet into a mini garden. You can plant pallets flower box with plants of your choice, and we give you some ideas!

Possibilities for a pallet mini garden

You can plant a pallet flower box with herbs or flowers

Not only space-saving, but also a decorative addition to your balcony or garden. Old pallets can be used to create simple and space-saving herb gardens . Here are step-by-step instructions for a DIY pallet herb garden, as well as tips on how to best plant the herbs. For all balcony gardeners, a pallet herb wall is the perfect way to always have fresh seasonal herbs on hand without taking up a lot of space. In the right place, it can also serve as a privacy screen or you can hang it on the wall with pins.

Turn a standard pallet into a vertical pallet mini garden

You can also place the pallet flower box in your garden. It’s perfect for separating two plant beds to create structure, or creatively marking a seating area or other part of your garden. You can even hide your garbage cans or compost garbage cans behind two pallet planters placed on top of each other. There are endless possibilities!

How to make planter boxes yourself

You can make pallet flower pots very easily by yourself

Building a pallet planter box is easy. Here are a few options and instructions:


Any type of pallet
Sanding machine and sandpaper
Thick plastic sheeting (e.g., thick garbage bag or pond liner)
Staple gun or hammer and nails
Wood screws and drill
Thin wooden boards the width of the planter boxes

You can easily make a flower box from pallets by yourself

  • If you want, you can remove the second and fourth boards of the pallet with a nail puller. This way, the plants will get light from two sides, but provide less privacy when used as a privacy screen.
  • Sand the boards with a grinder to avoid splinters.
  • The removed boards will serve as the base for the planter boxes. Nail or screw them to the cross braces of the pallet from below, creating a small box.

Not only space-saving, but also a decorative addition to your balcony or garden

  • Drill a series of holes in the center of the bottom of the planter box for drainage.
  • Cut the plastic sheet and line the planter box with it. Use the staple gun or a hammer and nails to do this. This is an important step because it prevents the wood from getting wet and rotting quickly. Poke some larger holes in the plastic sheeting above the drainage holes in the wood.
  • If you like, you can paint the front of the planter boxes with chalkboard paint or glue on a chalkboard. This way you can label your herbs. Alternatively, you can simply stick small plant markers in the soil.

Planting pallet flower box with herbs

For balcony gardeners, a pallet herb wall is the perfect way to have fresh herbs all the time

In a hurry? Many hardware stores or online sell ready-made planter boxes that you simply hang on your herb pallet. This way, your mini garden will be ready in less than five minutes. What herbs can you grow in a pallet planter? Most typical kitchen herbs will find plenty of room to grow in these planters.

Tip: With some herbs, such as rosemary and sage, it pays to choose small-growing varieties, as they grow into large shrubs and can quickly become unhappy with the limited space and soil. Other very large-growing herbs include borage, comfrey, southernwood and lemon verbena.

What you should consider when planting

You can beautify the balcony or garden with a pallet flower box

The right soil: Many herbs prefer a nutrient-poor, loose soil. These include many Mediterranean herbs such as rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis), thyme (Thymus vulgaris), sage (Salvia officinalis) and broad-leaved lavender (Lavandula latifolia). Others have higher nutrient requirements. These include basil (Ocimum basilicum), chives (Allium schoenoprasum), peppermint (Mentha piperita) and parsley (Petroselinum crispum). When planting these herbs, give them a natural plant fertilizer, such as all-purpose plant fertilizer, or mix in some nutrient-rich soil.

Some herbs get along well with each other, while others negatively affect their neighbors

Select herbs based on available light: It’s important to consider how sunny the location of your pallet herb garden is. Generally, herbs on the top level get the most sun. So plant light-loving herbs at the top and those that tolerate shade on the lower tiers.

Take into account the water and light requirements of the different plants.

Leave enough room: pallet flower boxes have limited soil, so it’s important that you don’t seed and plant too many herbs in one planter box. Find out in advance how large the herbs will grow and what spacing is recommended. Potted herbs from the supermarket should be divided. Plants in these pots are always too close together, which encourages disease.

Choose the right neighbors: some herbs get along well with each other, while others can have a negative effect on their neighbors. You can take advantage of this by planting herbs that get along well together in a window box . For example, rosemary encourages the growth of basil, while mint does not get along well with basil.

No matter how small your balcony is, there is always room for a herb, or flower garden from a pallet

Consider the water requirements of different herbs: When growing herbs in a pallet herb garden, pay attention to the water requirements of each herb. Plant herbs with similar water needs in the same planter box. The lower boxes will likely always receive dripping water from the boxes above through the drainage holes. Therefore, herbs that can tolerate a little more moisture are best planted in the lower boxes. A layer of clay gravel on the bottom of the planter boxes helps prevent waterlogging.

Planting pallet flower box with flowers

The pallet wall can serve as a privacy screen or you can hang it on the wall with pins

To beautify your balcony or garden with a pallet flower box and give it a charming look, you can plant the boxes with different types of plants, according to your preferences and taste, as well as use different colors and designs. Here are some ideas.

Succulents work well for pallet flower boxes.

You can plant pallet flower box with succulents

You can put a cute strawberry pallet box in the garden.

How to create a cute mini garden yourself

Refresh your mini garden made of pallets with interesting and original designs.

Refresh your mini garden from pallets with interesting designs

You can create colorful and elegant look by painting the wood.

Planting a flower box on pallets: Colorful and fresh look with painted pallets

Paint the pallets in your favorite colors for a fresh atmosphere on the balcony.

Paint the wood in your favorite colors for a good atmosphere on the balcony