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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!
  • cinder block herb garden, container gardening, gardening, repurposing upcycling
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!
  • cinder block herb garden, container gardening, gardening, repurposing upcycling
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.
  • cinder block herb garden, container gardening, gardening, repurposing upcycling
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!
  • cinder block herb garden, container gardening, gardening, repurposing upcycling
  • cinder block herb garden, container gardening, gardening, repurposing upcycling
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/

  • NancyMaria
    NancyMaria Elko, NV
    on May 13, 2017

    I tried that some years ago. I had cinder blocks framing my tomato bed and thought I might as well use the blocks too. Tomatoes were fine but the herbs fried, too hot in my area. If I have them under shade, maybe.

  • Cheryl Smith Altemose
    Cheryl Smith Altemose Rockville, MD
    on May 18, 2017

    Hi I was thinking, couldn't you just put dirt in the hole of the cinder block? Just asking. The way you did it is beautiful and so imaginative.

    • Mcmtigerlove
      Mcmtigerlove
      on Aug 8, 2017

      Didn't see this until now, so just in case no one answered you. The holes in the cinder blocks go right through the block so, unfortunately you can't put dirt in them, unless you glue something to the bottom. If you do this, make sure you use outside glue. Hope this helps.

  • Trish
    Trish Canada
    on May 28, 2017

    Yes, the top side of the rhubarb leaf.

  • Yofrendonna
    Yofrendonna Newport, MI
    on Jun 3, 2017

    you are a genius. I would probably paint the ugly cinder blocks though

  • Yofrendonna
    Yofrendonna Newport, MI
    on Jun 3, 2017

    genius! I would paint the ugly cinder blocks though to go with my yard.

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