Building a Cinder Block Garden


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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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6 comments:

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

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

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  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 cheaper...free) than the expensive weed control fabric

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  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.
    Connie:)

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  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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