How to build a better Strawberry Pallet Planter
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Video Tutorial: How to Make a Strawberry Pallet Planter

Transform a Wood Pallet into a Strawberry Planter

One of my most popular blog posts of all time is a diy tutorial on how to transform a pallet into a Strawberry Planter. I put the project together last year and since then it’s had thousands of views, loads of comments, and more than a handful of readers email me pictures of their own work.

The blog post I wrote for it seems to get most of the construction points across but since I wanted to build another planter for myself I thought I’d video the process this time. I find that video tutorials can be so much more helpful than still images when it comes to building projects — don’t you?

The Strawberry Pallet Planter project needs only a single pallet, some hand and power tools, and a couple of hours on a sunny afternoon. If you’re lucky enough to have a workshop then it will be even easier to find the right time to build it. The idea behind the container is that you can plant up the top as well as the spaces between the side slats with strawberry plants. My first planter is in its second year, and the strawberries inside are healthy and will be producing ripe fruit in the next couple of weeks.

If you end up making your own strawberry pallet planter I’d love to hear from you! Did you find the project straightforward? What have you planted in your container? Check out this post for strawberry planters created by other people.


  1. Great project, easy to make, I use landscape cloth as a liner,let’s water drain, holds in the soil,reduces wasted materials, keep up the good work,thanks .

  2. I notice you also have some kind of straw in you planter. What’s the purpose? I will be building this in the spring in time for planting. Great video!

    1. Hi Alicia – the straw is to help keep the compost from spilling out of the gaps between the planks. Without it, or another material, your planter would lose soil and make your patio pretty mucky.

  3. That is a wonderful idea! I have always wanted to grow some strawberries, but didn't feel like I had the room. This will work! I may even have enough to share with the birds and chipmunks!

    1. It's amazing how many strawberries can be produced in this planter so do give it a go. If you wrap copper around the legs of the planter you can even deter slugs and snails from getting into your plants too!

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