DIY Concrete Block Raised Bed
Happy Weekend Everyone! I’ve been working in my vegetable garden getting my raised beds ready for planting. My raised beds are made out of wood (here’s my post on how to build a raised bed with wood), but I thought some of you might like a tutorial on how to make a raised bed out of concrete blocks. This tutorial is from Retro Ranch Revival and is part of my DIY Saturday Series where I share helpful tutorials and ideas that I find.
I had a few raised beds made out of concrete blocks a few years back and they worked really well. Some of you may remember that I had a pumpkin that started growing in an empty hole in a block and I had a square pumpkin that year!
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It’s pretty easy to make a raised bed with cinder blocks. I don’t think it’s less expensive than making one with wood, but I did find it easier.
How To Make A Raised Bed From Cinder Blocks
- Just be sure to decided on your concrete block raised bed garden design before your start – you don’t want to have to move those concrete blocks more than you have to!
- If you plan on building more than one raised bed, be sure that you leave space in between the beds so that you’re comfortable working in your garden
- Soil is always very important in vegetable gardening, even more so when you use a raised bed (which is essential a very large container). Get the best soil that you can afford. I like this one –Raised Bed Soil.
- Raised beds are great for the Square Foot Gardening Technique.. I have a free Square Foot Garden Planner Printer to help you design your vegetable garden.
See the very detailed tutorial at Retro Ranch Revamp on how they made a raised bed from concrete blocks
You may also be interested in this video on the pros and cons concrete garden beds: