Building a Cinder Block Garden

For the past few years, I've been interested in having a raised bed garden.  What stopped me were two main concerns:  1) purchasing the required materials + paid labor and 2) protecting the produce from my rabbit and deer friends.  So I waited.

Last year I purchased a copy of Grit magazine and was immediately drawn to this raised bed garden design.  I tucked it away in my mind for safe keeping.

Fast forward to today, I'm finally able to make these garden bed dreams come true.  I didn't know that cinder block gardening would be in my future, but I'm so glad to have stumbled across this idea on Pinterest.  What I love about the cinder block concept is that I am able to control what layout I have based on how I arrange the blocks, the blocks do not rot, and there are no treated wood chemicals.

A friend of my dad's assembled the two dog kennels that daddy used to have and put them up in my yard.  Then a friend of mine helped me unload the materials I purchased for my garden design.  So that took care of both of my initial problems.

I'm definitely not finished, but I'm hurrying so I can get my produce in the ground before it dies indoors.  In the meantime, check out my latest video on my cinder block garden.

Happy Gardening,

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  1. She sews, knits, crochets and gardens... Wow! A woman of many talents. Good luck with your garden, Libby!

  2. Looking fabulous Libby! Gotta love that help from your most helpful friend. Can't wait to see how everything gets growing in there. :)

  3. Yes, that's the way to go. I have our area closed off like that as well...and cinder blocks :) and yes, cardboard is much better (and than the expensive weed control fabric

  4. Very cool idea. I am a "hit & miss" gardener. I enjoy my backyard and have a lot going on, mostly flowers, but some vegetables. I love getting my hands in the dirt. When I found your blog, I got excited, because I can use all the help that I can get. I am your newest follower and I found you from a comment that you left on Brandi's blog. Have a great week, and if you have the time come visit. My welcome mat is always out and I would be honored to have you as a mutual follower.

  5. Looks like gardening has really hit a good note in you. I was so inspired, I went and planted some spinach yesterday. Am also hoping to sow some carrots this weekend. You are doing great dear!!


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