How To Build The Best DIY Herb Planter For Less Than $10! (2019)

How To Build The Best DIY Herb Planter For Less Than $10! (2019)

DIY Herb Planters! Lets build a herb planter, the best herb planter you can imagine! In this video, I show you step by step how to build the simplest DIY herb planter box from just three cedar fence boards. You only need two tools, either a hammer or stapler, and a mitre (chop) saw. After that, 10 minutes (or less) of your time and you’ll have a brand new custom made herb planter box, better than the ones you buy at the store for triple the price!

Some ideas on how to grow Basil from cuttings: https://youtu.be/w8lOkGoTXck

More Basil: https://youtu.be/4YSs_KIm0uE

DIY Potting Mix: https://youtu.be/9IP51CMBLaA

29 Comments

  1. pedraw on April 29, 2022 at 6:49 pm

    friggin’ genius………

  2. Romelia Polly on April 29, 2022 at 6:49 pm

    I did it myself. Find Woodprix quickly. if you want to do that.

  3. Ladykat on April 29, 2022 at 6:50 pm

    Thank you sooooo much! My son is a cabinet builder. He loves gardening. Hope he will not mind building a few. He loves food so this shouldn’t be a problem lol.
    Also I’m considering/planning on starting a community garden so people can have something to eat.

  4. John Barnes on April 29, 2022 at 6:51 pm

    In under $40 today! Haha good video

  5. Jeff Shannon on April 29, 2022 at 6:55 pm

    I can’t find cedar fence planks in stores here in Florida anymore. They used to have them years ago but now it is all pressure treated pine now and you don’t want to use that for growing food. I’ve often wondered if it was because gardeners were using them over the cedar planter kits they sell for $80+.

  6. Tassie Girl on April 29, 2022 at 6:56 pm

    Love these. Just a question You didn’t put drain holes in the base is that intentional. Thanks. It’s ok I found the answer to another person’s question should have read comments first. Thanks

  7. Luke on April 29, 2022 at 6:56 pm

    Great idea. I’d recommend using stainless steel nails/staples if you don’t want your fasteners to rust or corrode from the cedar tannins. Or, at minimum, hot-dipped galvanized or aluminum.

  8. Jeff Livorsi on April 29, 2022 at 6:56 pm

    Nice and easy design! Thanks for the video. What size fence pickets are you using? I’m not sure how deep the herb roots need

  9. Sherryl Keith on April 29, 2022 at 6:56 pm

    Quick easy access to many projects with Woodprix plans.

  10. MoonShyne’s Den on April 29, 2022 at 6:58 pm

    With the price of lumber, You’ll have to re-title that to how to build a herb box for under $50 🙄

  11. Andreanna T on April 29, 2022 at 7:00 pm

    and here I was about to spend $60 on planters!

  12. nick zee on April 29, 2022 at 7:01 pm

    8 foot cedar board 3 for $10 Canadian. He must live near a sawmill and buy them at cost. Those boards are over $10 each at the big box stores here in Michigan.

  13. cynthia brown on April 29, 2022 at 7:04 pm

    ❤️❤️❤️

  14. Bukar Abdullahi on April 29, 2022 at 7:08 pm

    Excellent.. cheap is good for home gardening. It keeps us busy and motivated to try new things.

    but what about Wood-rot due to watering or moisture overtime?

    As an improvement, can I drill holes in the bottom part of the planter? Or perhaps line the inside with nylon and drill tiny holes for some kind of ventilation. I’d like to know if you’ve tried this before or if you think it’ll make sense to try.

    Thank you for your videos bro…

  15. Romelia Polly on April 29, 2022 at 7:09 pm

    You’ll find all the inspiration you need on Woodprix.

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  17. Gregory Goldberg on April 29, 2022 at 7:12 pm

    did you add in drainage?

  18. JRnOTX on April 29, 2022 at 7:18 pm

    Just made a few of these b/c of your video!! 1 8’ picket got me 1 full planter box of 2.5’. Thanks!

  19. Lisa Williams on April 29, 2022 at 7:21 pm

    Do you recommend adding drainage holes in the bottom?

  20. The Ripe Tomato Farms on April 29, 2022 at 7:22 pm

    Once your planter is built, you gotta fill it with the best DIY potting mix!: https://youtu.be/9IP51CMBLaA And, why not grow some garlic in it over the winter like I do in this video!: https://youtu.be/onzlbfvCpnw

  21. Daveg105 on April 29, 2022 at 7:22 pm

    Have you seen the price of lumber lately????? 10 bucks is ancient history.

  22. Davis Kosowan on April 29, 2022 at 7:23 pm

    Thanks for the videos. why do you have an angle cut on the ends?

  23. J Tharp on April 29, 2022 at 7:25 pm

    Thank you , I watched all from your Don’t prune pepper video ….
    Josette Tharp Montgomery County, Texas

  24. Jeff Favelle on April 29, 2022 at 7:30 pm

    Not just herbs. I’ve grown cherry tomatoes, flowers, strawberries, microgreens, lettuce, and even bonsai trees! Anything that’s shallow rooted is game!

  25. Matt Swearingen on April 29, 2022 at 7:33 pm

    What is the length of the flat nose left on the ends after the angled cut? Thanks!

  26. Bill Higgins on April 29, 2022 at 7:33 pm

    That was easy might do it

  27. Oak Knob Farm on April 29, 2022 at 7:34 pm

    That’s a simple, yet beautiful design. Great idea Jeff!

  28. Ingrid Quartermaine on April 29, 2022 at 7:36 pm

    Question do you need wholes in bottom? Want to grow garlic in them like you have shown in another video.

  29. Steven Adler on April 29, 2022 at 7:41 pm

    1×6 or 1×8 fence boards?

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