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  • LGP

    Cinder block garden idea

  • Michelle Haight

    Small space garden. This is a great idea for a narrow yard, one can have several of these raised-bed semi-circles against a fence-line. If you don't make them too big around and leave enough space in between each to walk, then you can easily reach every inch of dirt. Like so: \_/ \_/ \_/ \_/ . Also for the handicapped, you can stack several rows of cement blocks to raise garden bed up to a workable height. Paint to enhance the look.

  • Sharon Slabaugh

    I really like this layout! cinder blocks should make it easier for weeds not to grown in main flower bed and then plant a plant in each hole in cinder block

  • Becky Leavitt

    Summer garden, i like the cinder block boarder but I don't love the barrels...

  • Jean Carlson

    Summer Garden {2010} | she'sCRAFTY

  • Håkan Eriksson

    I loved this idea of planting a garden...using cement blocks for strawberry plants....great idea!!! That way they don't take over the other plants...I am having trouble with mine that have taken over my flower bed. :((

  • Mary Opalk

    planter idea

  • Becky Corbin

    Garden 2010 - almost finished love the strawberries planted in the concrete blocks

  • Eric Blore
    Eric Blore • 2 years ago

    @ Beware: Cinder Blocks contain Fly Ash – a toxic by product of coal burning power plants. The EPA is and has for the last year been doing a study to decide whether or not to label Fly Ash as a Hazardous Waste due to the high levels of mercury, arsenic, and lead; leaving some "Industry Folk" to refer to concrete as the "New Asbestos" or the "New Lead Paint". It may be unsafe to plant any edible plants in or near Cinder blocks.

  • Robi Huggins
    Robi Huggins • 2 years ago

    We've used cinder blocks to build raised beds for years now. Have the best garden around with plenty enough to share. Hope I'm not poisoning anyone!

  • Jean Gilmore
    Jean Gilmore • 2 years ago

    Are you sure they are cinder blocks? New blocks same shape are made of cement with no cinder used. I was told this in the garden shop at Lowes when I was asking for cinder blocks.

  • Rhonda Bolt
    Rhonda Bolt • 2 years ago

    We made a retaining wall out of these last summer. I think next summer I will fill the holes with wave petunias that would look nicer than the weeds haha!

  • Sally Asay
    Sally Asay • 2 years ago

    One caution here: I also use these as edgers in front of my tomato garden, planting them with marigolds. Since the hole is pretty small, the roots of anything planted in them get very hot. Those little marigolds like a lot more water than the tomatoes!

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