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  • Lin Parre

    "Dreaming of Concrete Blocks: Raised Beds, Planters, Tables, and Benches Oh My! ~ A Minneapolis Homestead" -- lots of ideas

  • Brenda Sand

    Cinder Block Raised Bed Garden

  • Jamie Gammon

    How to Build a Concrete Block Raised Bed Garden

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Budget-Friendly Bench A clever concrete block bench for only $30. Scrap fabric covers the pillows and the plank that top off this truly brilliant seating area.

Cinder block raised bed. Will probably leave the tops open, fill with soil, and plant small plants in them.

  • Ryan McMullan

    We did this. Stacked 2 high, without mortar. No cap blocks and we filled the bed and cavities with planting mix (1/3 each of compost, coir, and vermiculite). Worked great.

  • Ryan McMullan

    Also, add a bit of soil sulfur to the soil going in the cavities to counteract the alkalinity of the cement.

I'm thinking concrete blocks might be easier than building wooden raised beds

  • Elizabeth

    That's what I use -- it was quick and easy to make and works absolutely great !!!

  • yellabug

    If using the traditional open sided cement blocks for the top row, you can use the holes to add space....perfect for those pest-deterrent marigolds!! Terrific idea!

  • Carol Ethridge

    And it you don't want "bare" concret block showing, cover the outside in hypertufa!

  • Pennie Console

    Seems like you could sit along the top edge -- easier on a bad back!

container garden - cinder block planter I have the blocks and some old brown ones that would look cool with plants

Put strawberry plants in concrete blocks to edge a garden. This helps keep the strawberries off the ground and the warmth of the blocks helps them grow.

Using concrete blocks to build a raised bed garden

Raised Bed concrete block Garden looking good!

The use of concrete blocks instead of wood for raised beds - wonder if they'd make the soil too hot & dry?

Concrete blocks into raised garden beds

CONCRETE BLOCK PLANTERS Basalite blocks come in half or full size (16"x 8" x 8") to accommodate two plants; available at Home Depot for $1.48. succulents work well.

Cinderblock outdoor bench) I'd paint the blocks)

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Another great idea for the yard. Use cinderblocks to create a vertical garden. Would be a great way to provide a little privacy against my chain link fence.