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Cinder Block Herb Garden

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Being limited on space in our raised garden gave us the motivation to seek out an alternative way to plant our herbs. What better way than putting some old cinder blocks to good use!
We started out with 6 blocks, then decided a 7th was needed in order to maximize the amount of sun some of the herbs would need and finally worked out a configuration that would benefit all!
We didn't glue anything down, just set the blocks on top of each other making sure that the weight was distributed evenly all around so that it didn't topple over in a strong wind. If you did want to secure the blocks together you could use something like PL Premium to adhere them.
Using empty plastic pots from shrubs that we had purchased, we just transplanted the herbs anddropped the pots in the holes of the blocks. Some fit perfect - a couple, not so much. But it works!
We planted Basil, Sage, Dill & Oregano.
Check out the blog for the full rundown & some tips on herbs!

To see more: http://www.hashtagblessedblog.com/2015/05/cinder-block-herb-garden/

  • Marta Spencer Sturgis
    Marta Spencer Sturgis Redford, MI
    on May 18, 2015

    cute idea especially if your space is limited.

  • Cyndi Dimanno-Valentine
    Cyndi Dimanno-Valentine Maryville, TN
    on May 18, 2015

    Great idea

  • Nora Q
    Nora Q Milbridge, ME
    on May 18, 2015

    lovely and when the vines trail it will look nice, I did this and they do get hot and dry out fast so you need to keep them cooler and watered.

  • Sue H
    Sue H
    on May 18, 2015

    Lovely idea. I think I would have painted the breeze blocks different colours.

    • Cathy
      Cathy Glastonbury, CT
      on May 18, 2015

      I like that idea... It would look like a Tetris game

  • Cathy
    Cathy Glastonbury, CT
    on May 18, 2015

    I would skip the pots and just fill the blocks with soil (line with the black weed barrier cloth) it's an awesome idea.. I just find the pots look awkward sitting in the cement... I also like the idea of painting the blocks... Either something to help then fade into that back ground or just go bright and let them pop and be a focal point for the project

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