Growing Plants in Cinder Blocks

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May 7, 2012

A close up of plants growing in a cinder block.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.


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.

September 9, 20190 found this helpful

Plant in cement blocks and add on to cement block raised beds. Use plant trelisses, natural compost from foods eaten, watering system, deer fencing, and the ground underneath.

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