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Growing Plants in Cinder Blocks

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A close up of plants growing in a cinder block.
Cinder blocks can be used in many areas of a yard as containers for plants. This guide is about growing plants in cinder blocks.
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May 7, 2012

If you have extra cinder blocks around the house fill them with soil and put your plants in them. It looks pretty nice. I saw this the other day; a lady even had berry plants in them.

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Source: a neighbor.

By coville123 from Brockville, Ontario

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May 27, 2013

How do you prepare the cinder block before planting? Do you put any protection at the bottom of the cinder block e.g. plastic or cardboard or both, then top up with soil?

By jacspen

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May 28, 20130 found this helpful

I would probably put some weed cloth in the bottom so that water could still escape. I built my planter on concrete, so I didn't need to put anything under the cinder blocks. For future planters, I plan on putting some weed cloth under it to deter weeds.

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