DIY Pallet Raised Garden Bed

It is an eco-friendly and time-saving way to grow flowers and vegetables side by side in pallet planters. They cut down on the time spent weeding and make plant identification a snap. The instant rows created by the pallet slats give weeds no place to grow and are the perfect place to write plant names. Wood pallet garden frames require no assembly, are readily available.

Benefits of a pallet raised garden bed

Raised beds can help keep your garden neat and tidy. Also, it is easy to build and lay them out on the ground and add soil, compost and plants. Even strawberries grow well in pallet planters, helping them stay clean and easier for you to pick.

How to choose the right pallet

Make sure to choose pallets that are in good, sturdy condition and have not been treated with chemicals like pesticides. The ones with these initials are safe to use.

HT (heat-treated)

DB (debarked)

KD (kiln-dried)

How to create a pallet raised garden bed

There are just a few steps to create your pallet raised garden bed.

  • Enclose the bottom and sides of the pallet by staplinga double layer of burlap or landscape fabric to prevent soil from falling through.
  • Add garden soil and compost to create a nutrient rich growing medium in your pallet raised garden bed.
  • Add desired plants, water them in & watch your garden grow!

Plants that will do well in a pallet raised garden bed

Avoid plants that require a deeper root system like potatoes, carrots and beets and instead plant those that grow upward with a shallow root system. Good candidates for a pallet planter include:

  • Annuals
  • Lettuce
  • Peppers
  • Strawberries
  • Herbs
  • Cucumbers